Work accident with two dead at Repsol plant in Sines

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Two men died today in a work accident at the Repsol Polímeros plant in Sines (Setúbal), when they fell from “a height of more than 30 meters”, a source from the Authority for Working Conditions (ACT) revealed.

According to the same source, the two workers “were dismantling a structure and fell from a height of more than 30 meters”.

ACT has already mobilized a team of inspectors to the scene to carry out the necessary investigations and determine the causes of the accident, according to the source.

Contacted by Lusa, a source from the Alentejo Litoral Sub-Regional Emergency and Civil Protection Command said that at 16:29 the fire department was alerted to a fall of temporary or mobile structures.

It was “the collapse of scaffolding at the Repsol Polímeros plant, with two victims,” said the sub-regional command, refusing to give further details.

Thirteen operatives were mobilized to the scene, supported by six vehicles, including resources from the fire department, GNR and the National Institute for Medical Emergency (INEM).

Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi, CEO and founder of Portugal Pulse, has led career that spans multiple continents and industries. Born in Paris and later immigrating to Tel Aviv, Israel, Moti's background uniquely positions him at the intersection of European and Middle Eastern cultures. He holds a Law License from Ono College, reflecting his multifaceted interests in law, media, technology, and culture.    Moti's love affair with Portugal began in 2016 when he founded EASY NATIONALITY, an immigration office focused on aiding the Sephardic community in the wake of Portugal's law of return for Sephardic Jews. This endeavor demonstrated his commitment to creating meaningful social and cultural bridges.    In 2018, he launched Hadshot Portugal, the first-ever news website about Portugal in Hebrew. Recognizing the importance of bringing Portuguese culture and news to a broader audience, Moti took the step of immigrating to Lisbon in 2023, where he founded both Portugal Pulse and Portugal France. These platforms aim to offer comprehensive coverage of Portuguese news, events, and culture to the English and French-speaking worlds, respectively.    Moti's vision extends beyond news dissemination. He aspires to be an ambassador for Portuguese culture and to strengthen the connections among Portuguese diaspora communities worldwide. In pursuit of this ambitious goal, Moti founded Aliança Portugueses in 2021. Through this initiative, he aims to bring together Portuguese communities, creating a network of individuals and organizations bound by their love for Portugal.

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