Five people working at the Sture terminal in Hordaland have been sent to hospital after having been exposed to H2S gas (hydrogen sulphide) in a workplace incident.
The employees were exposed to the gas while working at a treatment facility for oily water inside the terminal area. Gas readings were carried out and there is no risk of further exposure, said Statoil.
The area has been cordoned off since the incident and police have commenced an investigation, with further investigations, together with the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, taking place Thursday.
“It is still too early to provide information about the cause of the incident. Statoil will also carry out its own investigations to determine how this could have occurred,” said a Statoil spokesperson.
Emergency services and the authorities were notified following the event and Statoil mobilized its emergency response organization at both Sture and Stavanger.
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