Friday, 18 November 2011

Rust on sullage tanks caused the explosion

GIBRALTAR The report resulting from investigations as to the cause of the explosion that happened on May 31st  and killed a Spanish worker, injuring another severely, gives as the principal reason for the fact that there were a considerable number of perforations on the sullage tank roofs, attributed to rust. These allowed inflammable gas to escape - and therefore ignite when welding was being done. The report issued by Capita Symonds, the company that carried out the investigation, said that they had found 20 holes in one tank and 40 in the other. You can read the complete report on the Government of Gibraltar website.

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