Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Investigators wrap up initial inquiry into Russkoye field explosion

An investigative committee from the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District announced on Tuesday that it has completed its initial inquiry into last week's explosion at a worksite in the Russkoye oil field.

The explosion occurred while crews were welding a diesel supply tank. The combustion killed one employee and injured three others on the Novy Urengoy portion of the field, ITAR-TASS reports.

"Currently under verification activities, to establish all the circumstances of the incident," a statement from the investigative committee's press service said, according to ITAR-TASS. "According to the results of the audit will be a procedural decision."

The Yamal-Nenets field is situated 111 miles away from the town of Taz.