The worker missing since yesterday Tuesday in the explosion and subsequent fire at a chemical company in Tarragona has been found dead this morning by emergency crews. Thirty crews of Firefighters of the Generalitat continue in the petrochemical plant of Tarragona by soaking the industry where there was a strong explosion and a fire that caused a total of two dead and eight wounded. Firefighters have reported that during the night, the staff of the endowments mentioned above have continued to work on the premises of Chemical Industries of the Ethylene Oxide (IQOXE), located in La Canonja, next to the N-340, where on the 18.41 yesterday saw a huge explosion for reasons that now are being investigated.
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firefighters have worked by cooling the outside of the tank of ethylene oxide of the industry, where he ignited the fire, but above 2.00, for security reasons, have suspended the search tasks of the worker. Efforts have been taken first thing in the morning and just before ten they found the lifeless body of the worker.
The police, for its part, is restricting for the moment access to their jobs to workers in businesses adjoining, while the Group of Collapsed Structures and the Group Canine Rescue, also work in the industry, dedicated to the development of oxide ethylene, which is non-toxic but highly flammable.
The blast could be heard several miles round, and caused injuries to eight workers of a chemical company, two of whom were evacuated to the hospital of the Vall d'hebron in Barcelona, one in critical condition and another very serious.
Until it has confirmed the death of a worker of the chemical plant, a neighbor of Torreforta in Tarragona, located about two kilometers from the site of the explosion, was the only fatality of the accident after the blast caused the partial collapse of a building of five floors.
the Civil Protection service, for its part, has reported that it has recovered in the first hour of the morning the rail traffic on the lines, R14, R15, R16, R17, RT1 and RT2, which remained cut off due to the explosion, although between Tarragona and Reus driving on single track due to the damage on the catenary.
The Mossos regulate also the link of the AP-7 with the N-340, which is closed for vehicles dangerous goodsUpdated Date: 15 January 2020, 12:00