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Explosion in Spanish factory kills one, seriously injures two

21 September 2015

One worker was pronounced dead and at least two others were seriously injured in a factory explosion in Almería on September 21. The explosion occurred at a factory unit in Almería Technological Park at the Hintes Oil Europa plant. Investigators said the blast was likely to have been caused by welding works accidently igniting a canister of inflammable waste.

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The deceased is believed to be an employee of Fergón, a sub-contractor who was welding pipes to a fuel storage tank when the explosion occurred.

The delegate for the Junta de Andalucía in Almería, Sonia Ferrer, said that he was flown to the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville due to the severity of his burns, but died later in the ICU.

In addition to the deceased, two other men are being treated for serious injuries, one of 32, and the other of 35 years-of-age, who are reported to have received 60 and 80 degree burns respectively.

Two other men suffering from smoke inhalation have been treated and released from hospital.

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