A 58-year-old welder was rushed to KAT hospital in Kifissia with severe burns after he was injured in an explosion on board the tanker where he was working on Thursday morning. The accident occurred while he was cutting through a propane pipe on board a tanker docked at the Public Power Corporation (PPC) pier in Keratsini.
The welder had second-degree burns covering 60 percent of his body and had initially been taken to Attiko Hospital in western Attica. Doctors there judged that his condition was very severe and that he should be transferred to KAT.
The 59-year-old foreman employed by the company carrying out the repairs on the tanker has been arrested, as was the safety technician, aged 56. Both were led before a public prosecutor.