Investigative Committee institutes legal proceedings following fatal accident at Enel OGK-5

January 23, 2014. Sverdlovsk Region division of Investigative Committee instituted criminal proceedings relating to violation of safety rules that resulted in death of two workers at Enel OGK-5, the subsidiary of Sredneuralskaya Power Station. In early October 2013, two workers got an electric shock that resulted in their deaths later, the committee’s press service reports.

The accident occurred on October 5, 2013 at the enterprise’s electrical department division. One of the workers (53 y.o.) asked the other one (26 y.o.) for a voltage-checking device and held it too close to the conductive parts of the equipment. As a result, an electric arc was created that touched upon the two workers.

75% and 50% of the two men’s bodies got burned, respectively, and it was impossible to save their lives. The first one passed away on October 14, the second one on November 18, 2013.

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