Once the Energy Ministry finalises a report on the oil tanker explosion which occurred in June—when one person was killed—any determination of compensation will then be contemplated.
Parliamentary Secretary in the Energy Ministry Nicole Olivierre indicated this at yesterday’s Parliament sitting. She was replying to Opposition questions on the explosion which occurred in Penal. It resulted in one fatality—a father of three who was killed.
Olivierre said the TT Police Service and TT Fire Service, which were the first responders, conducted investigations which included evidence—collection plus interviews with affected people. The Occupational Safety and Health Agency also did a probe which included site visits.
Olivierre said the Ministry met representatives of Massy as well as two other employees of Total Contractor Services Limited (TCSL) who were doing pre-operations checks on the tanker. Signed statements were collected. The Ministry also visited the area where the incident occurred and witnessed the sampling of residue inside the tanker. This was done by an independent agency.
“A report with the Ministry’s preliminary findings has been prepared and it will be finalised upon receipt of the final reports from Massy and the TT Fire services,” she said, adding that the report will also determine what recommendations will be made going forward.