Equipment supplier, engineer fined for death at Texas A&M University at Qatar

A Qatar court has determined sentences for a supplier of petroleum engineering equipment and one of its employees for a 2014 explosion that killed Texas A&M University in Qatar lab technician Hassan Kamal Hussein, Doha News reports.

The court fined the company approximately $5,500 and the employee $2,700. “both guilty parties were ordered to pay [$54,900] to Hussein’s family members in blood money,” the Doha News story says. The company is identified as “Interventions,” which might be Intervention Rentals.

Hussein was working with equipment to produce gasoline from natural gas, and a natural gas leak likely led to the explosion. The company and employee were charged with involuntary manslaughter, according to an earlier Doha News story.

Hussein was survived by a wife and four children, who were between ages six and 12 when he died, Doha News reports.

Author: Jyllian Kemsley

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