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Penza pipeline engineer dies after falling 2.5 meters at work

09:25 | 03.08.2016 | Incidents

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Penza, 3 August 2016. PenzaNews. The police initiated a criminal case after a pipeline engineer died due to falling at least 2.5 meters at a production facility on Yegorova street in Penza.

Penza pipeline engineer dies after falling 2.5 meters at work

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“According to investigation, the pipeline engineer fell while installing pipelines to a gas station fuel tank, and died at the scene from sustained injuries. We found that the man committed a safety violation by working in dangerous conditions without a safety line,” Lyudmila Fomina, senior assistant of the head of the regional Investigative Committee for media relations, told PenzaNews.

Reportedly, the incident took place due to lax attention to work safety, she clarified.

“We are currently working on establishing the full picture of the incident, gathering evidence, questioning the staff, and establishing the persons responsible for work safety,” she added.

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