Two Romanian nationals electrocuted at the PSA Peugeot Citroen car manufacturing plant in Trnava on Sunday, October 31, were not employees of the company.
PSA Peugeot Citroen spokesman Peter Švec told the SITA newswire that the men were working for a contractor, Cimlec Slovakia, which was doing work at the plant. The men were injured after a short circuit set fire to their clothes. Both were taken to hospital with burns.
Cimlec Slovakia had subcontracted a Romanian company, CSI, to do the work. Its employees were reportedly connecting an electrical device to a switchbox which was not live but for unknown reasons, also tried to open another, locked, section, which was live. "We transported both injured men to hospital, and also called the police. The labour inspectorate will investigate the accident as well," said Švec. He said the company's management had no further information about the condition of the men. SITA was unable to contact their employer, CSI.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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3. Nov 2010 at 14:00