Four workers at a gas station in Níjar (Almería) have been injured, two of them seriously, in an explosion recorded this Friday at the El 21 service station when they were carrying out cleaning tasks in the tanks.
Police and health sources have indicated that one of the injured has required urgent transfer to the major burn unit of the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville and another remains admitted to the ICU of the Torrecárdenas hospital center in the capital.
Sources from 112 in Andalucía have indicated that around 09:30 a.m. the single emergency telephone number has received the first calls warning of a deflagration at the Carrión service station, located in the area of 21 on the Autovía del Mediterráneo (A- 7).
According to the accounts of the witnesses, several workers who worked with a pump box had been injured. The evidence collected points to an “accumulation of gases” as the origin of the explosion.
As reported by 112, three of those injured by burns have been evacuated to the hospital by the service station’s own means, while four have been treated by 061 at the same place as the work accident.
The National Police, firefighters, health services and Local Police have acted in the area, and the notice has been forwarded to the Labor Inspectorate and the Occupational Risk Prevention Center.
The Police and the Torrecárdenas University Hospital have confirmed that one is in the ICU and the other has been transferred to Seville. Both lives “still in danger.” The other two injured are under observation.
Drunk and with dangerous goods
In another order of things, the Civil Guard has intercepted the driver of a truck of dangerous goods that quintupled the allowed alcohol rate. In addition, he used the mobile phone while driving.
Thus, Civil Guard agents belonging to the Malaga Traffic Detachment who were driving on the A-357 (Campillos-Málaga) highway, when overtaking a truck carrying butane cylinders, were able to observe how the driver manually used the mobile phone while drove.
After engaging in a conversation with him, they observed that he had obvious symptoms of being under the influence of alcoholic beverages, which is why the corresponding breathalyzer test was performed on a precision breathalyzer, yielding a positive result (0.77 mg/l). , quintupling the maximum rate allowed for drivers of this type of vehicle, which is 0.15 mg/l of alcohol in exhaled air, the Civil Guard has indicated in a statement.
The driver, a 50-year-old man, was investigated for an alleged crime against Road Safety punishable by up to six months in prison, a fine of six to twelve months and withdrawal of the driver’s license for one to four years, going to court awaiting trial.
Likewise, he was denounced for manually using the mobile phone while driving, which entails the withdrawal of six points from the driving license.
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