Yuzhnaya mine questioned about worker’s death

18 November 2010 (09:14)

The public prosecution authorities of Kushva, Sverdlovsk Region, are now checking the compliance with the safety regulations at OAO Vysokogorsky Ore Mining & Processing Enterprise (VGOK) Yuzhnaya mine. The inspection was organized after an accident occurred on the premises of the mine on November 16, 2010.

A massive chunk of rock mass fell upon the scaffolds where two miners were working; as a result, one of them got a bad bruise on his head, while the other got injured very seriously and passed away at a hospital later.

Kushva’s public prosecutor has by now arrived at the scene of the accident and interrogated the mine’s acting Director, chief engineer, and a number of other employees. The investigation of the accident is in full progress.

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