Accident at Sredneuralsky Copper Smelting caused by negligence, Rostechnadzor claims

A fatal accident occurred at Sredneuralsky Copper Smelting Plant on January 8, 2008, says the spokesperson for Ural Federal District’s division of Rostechnadzor (the state technological, environmental, and nuclear safety watchdog).


The investigation committee came to the conclusion that the accident had been caused by the victim failing to use any individual protective equipment, poor labor protection, and lack of authorities’ control over how the safety rules were obeyed.


The plant’s management was explained that the existing production control over the safety of loading and off-loading procedures involving hazardous substances and staff training and discipline were extremely insufficient. Rostechnadzor demanded that the plant assist the investigation committee as well as make their surveillance staff work harder. In addition, the director and the production supervisor of the double super phosphate shop will have to face administrative liability.


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