Three Workers Killed at EVRAZ KGOK since New Year

The State Labor Inspectorate is now investigating a multi-casualty lethal accident at Kachkanar Ore Mining & Processing Plant (Evraz KGOK).

At about 8:50 AM on January 17, 2012, three track servicemen were hit by a diesel locomotive going down freight line 54 of Karyernaya Station on the premise of Evraz KGOK. Doctors arriving at the scene of the accident stated that one of the victims was dead; the second one, who was heavily injured, was transferred to Central Municipal Hospital only to die there after a while, whereas the third victim was in no need of hospitalization.

An ad hoc committee was set up to look into the case, chaired by Chief Labor Inspector for the Mining Industry from Sverdlovsk Region division of State Labor Inspectorate; the causes and the circumstances of the accident are being investigated.

‘This is the second lethal accident at Evraz KGOK this January. On the sixth of this month, a female crane operator was lethally injured after a fall from the 27-meter EOT crane. This accident is also being looked into by Sverdlovsk Region division of State Labor Inspectorate officials,’ the Inspectorate reports.

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