NIZHNEKAMSK, Russia—Petrochemicals company PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim said an April 19 fire at an isoprene monomer plant injured 17.
According to a statement issued by the Tatarstan, Russia-based company, the fire broke out around 4:40 p.m. local time on the BC-3 installation of workshop No. 1813. Those injured—employees of two contractors involved in repair work at the plant—suffered "burns of varying degrees."
The blaze was extinguished within an hour with no threat of explosions or release of chemicals to the environment, the company said. It described damage caused by the fire as "insignificant," adding that it would not impact the future operation of the plant.