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The 3rd victim of the explosion on the Odebrecht drillship has just died

12 June 2017 to 10: 33
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The 3rd victim of the explosion on the Odebrecht drillship has just died

Petrobras has just confirmed the explosion in an official press release and discloses who the workers involved were.

Unfortunately, the third victim of the explosion that occurred on the drillship belonging to Odebrecht died on Sunday afternoon. Petrobras confirmed the death by releasing an official note informing the family and the press. Remembering that this accident occurred during an operation in the boiler of the NS-32 (Norbe VIII), besieged in the Marlim asset, in the Campos Basin. The first accident occurred on the 9th, which you can see here. In total, 4 people were injured and 3 died.

According to Petrobras, the third deceased worker was the employee of Odebrecht Oil and Gas, Eduardo Aragão de Lima, 33 years old, who was under medical care but ended up not resisting and died early this morning.

On the 10th, Saturday morning, the second death as a result of this accident at the offshore unit was confirmed,  accessing here you get more details . On the 9th (Friday) in the afternoon, OOG together with Sindpetro confirmed the first death, which occurred with a professional specializing in inspections and calibrations, aged 28 years. There was also another professional from the same branch at the accident site, but he was 44 years old and was providing services to IMI, he was in the ICU at the Municipal Hospital of Macaé, inland Rio.

Petrobras, Odebrecht and IMI in an official note endorse that they are providing all necessary support to the families of the victims, as well as other workers involved in the operational accident.

Technical data indicate that the explosion occurred around 7:50 am on June 9, 2017. Two employees were rescued expressly by an emergency helicopter and the remaining 2 received first aid on board the unit, with immediately afterwards taken to the hospital in Macaé. Petrobras says that nothing caught fire and the explosion was during a routine maintenance activity on boilers that were inoperative at the time.

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