Two men injured at PSA Trnava car plant were not employees

Two Romanian nationals electrocuted at the PSA Peugeot Citroen car manufacturing plant in Trnava on Sunday, October 31, were not employees of the company.

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.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Nationwide testing - an ambitious plan with an uncertain result

Antigen tests to be used work on patients with symptoms.

Police arrest top special prosecutor, suspected of helping a mafia group

Dušan Kováčik is known for not filing any criminal lawsuits.

How many people were infected in Volkswagen or U.S. Steel? Top companies mostly remain silent

Biggest employers have introduced measures, they do not want to talk about possible layoffs.

The Bratislava plant of Volkswagen maintained strict measures also in the summer.

News digest: Lockdown not out of the question, PM Matovič says

The overview of news from Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

PM Igor Matovič says lockdown is still in play.