Rostechnadzor blames mine accident on poor discipline

Rostechnadzor, the state technological, environmental, and nuclear safety watchdog completed its investigation of the recent accident at Yuzhnaya mine (Evraz Group’s Vysokogorskiy Ore Mining and Processing Enterprise).

On February 18, 2010, the company’s boring apparatus operator was killed while drilling a drain hole in Spot 16 because of the faulty machinery and failing to comply with the safety requirements.

Rostechnadzor reports the accident was caused by the use of a faulty boring apparatus, by poor organization of the work process, by the victim’s being drunk, and by lack of control over labor and production discipline in the mine on the whole and in the working area within.


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