9 injured in S-Oil Ulsan plant explosion fire

On the 19th, a fire (pictured) occurred at the S-OIL plant in the Onsan Industrial Complex in Ulju-gun, Ulsan-si, injuring 9 workers.

According to the fire department, an explosion occurred in the production process of S-OIL’s Ulsan plant at around 8:51 pm that day, according to the fire department. It is known that the explosion occurred during the test drive after completing regular maintenance work. It was a place where high-pressure and high-temperature work was carried out, so the impact was great, such as shaking the windows of a nearby building. Reports were also received of earthquake-like vibrations in Ulsan, Jung-gu, Dong-gu, and Buk-gu, which are more than 10 km away from the accident site.

Nine people were injured, including employees of the company and subcontractors, in the accident. There were 6 people with serious injuries and 3 people with minor injuries. The fire department issued the first level of response at 8:57 pm immediately after the accident, and upgraded it to the second level at 9:40. Fire trucks and chemical vehicles were mobilized to extinguish the fire at six fire stations. Fire officials said it would take some time before the fire was completely extinguished.

Reporter Lee Seon-ah suna@hankyung.com

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