Accident at Svyatogor caused by poor control

The Ural division of Rostechnadzor (the state environmental, technological, and nuclear safety watchdog) completed its investigation of the fatal accident at UMMC’s OAO Svyatogor based in Krasnouralsk, Sverdlovsk Region. The ad hoc committee came to the conclusion that the accident had been caused by poor production control over compliance with the industrial safety regulations and unsatisfactory production and technological discipline, the spokesperson for Rostechnadzor says.

The top executives of Svyatogor were notified of poor production discipline in the divisions of Severniy ore and zinc mine; the mine’s chief engineer was ordered to take an unscheduled industrial safety regulations exam in Rostechnadzor’s Central Certification Committee.

As for the accident itself, on June 4, 2010, a Komatsu dumping truck collapsed from a cliff while moving along a motorway within the mine and trying to overtake a car ahead. As a result, the truck driver was lethally injured.


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