Blaze kills two people at PKN Orlen production facility in Płock
Two people were killed in a blaze that erupted in a furnace at PKN Orlen production facility in Płock on Tuesday (September 27). The company said the fire was extinguished soon and called up a special commission to investigate what caused the tragic accident. The police and prosecutors' office are also looking into the matter.
PKN Orlen Press Office informed that a furnace went ablaze in one of the installations at the company's production facilities in Płock.
"Two employees, who were nearest to the furnace that went on fire, have died. Their bodies were found right after the flames had been extinguished," said TVN24 reporter Piotr Borowski. Later he reported that firefighters were securing the area and the police and prosecutor arrived at the scene.
Orlen said in a statement that factory firefighters and other services had immediately launched a rescue mission and extinguished the fire in approx. 30 minutes.
The company's press office also confirmed the death of two employees. " Their families have been offered psychological assistance".
PKN Orlen chairman called up a special commission tasked with determining the cause of the tragic accident, the statement said.
Płock prosecutor Iwona Śmigielska-Kowalska confirmed to TVN24 reporter that an investigation into the accident and the death of two people had been launched.
Źródło: TVN24 News in English, PAP
Źródło zdjęcia głównego: Internauta/Kontakt24