Thursday, December 14, 2017

Authorities begin criminal case against Enel OGK-5 over alleged safety violations

The investigative committee of the Sverdlovsk region launched criminal proceedings last week against Enel OGK-5 over alleged safety violations that resulted in the death of two workers.

Two employees got an electrical shock while working at the company's electrical department division in October. The accident resulted in burns on 75 percent and 50 percent of the two men's bodies. The workers later died from the burns, Ural Business Consulting reports.

One of the workers allegedly asked another employee for a voltage-checking device. He then held it too close to the equipment's conductive parts, which resulted in the creation of an electric arc that shocked the two workers.

The thermal power station supplies electricity and heat to Yekaterinburg and a part of the Sverdlovsk region. It has an installed capacity of 1,601 megawatts, according to Ural Business Consulting.