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Assam: Baghjan oil well fire incident, OIL suspends 2 staff

It has also issued a show cause notice to John Energy Pvt Ltd, the outsourced private operator of the gas well,...

Guwahati-  Two staff of the Oil India Ltd (OIL) have been suspended for alleged negligence of duty in the gas well blowout at Baghjan in Assam’s Tinsukia district, a company official said on Wednesday.

“The company is carrying out an internal inquiry and we have placed two officials responsible for the well under suspension. Once the probe is over, we will take a final decision on their role,” the official told.

Earlier, Oil India Ltd (OIL) Chairman and MD Sushil Chandra Mishra said a five-member inquiry committee was formed and actions would be initiated on employees of the company if there was any prima facie evidence of human error.

It has also issued a show cause notice to John Energy Pvt Ltd, the outsourced private operator of the gas well, Mishra said.

The state-run company on Wednesday said two of its firefighters died while controlling the blaze at Baghjan well.

An employee of the company, who was present at the site when the blowout took place, had said that they were trying to replace a damaged spool of the well when the tragedy struck.

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