MOSCOW, February 20 – RIA Novosti. Three victims of the collapse of the Norilsk washing plant are in serious condition, said the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Alexander Uss.
Information about the collapse in the workshop of the Norilsk concentration plant (owned by OOO “Bear Ruchey”), according to the Emergencies Ministry, arrived at 00:44 Moscow time. According to the updated data, the area of the collapse was about 1,000 square meters. Two people escaped on their own, four people were rescued from the rubble, the search continues for two more. Later, one of the recovered from the rubble died in an ambulance, five were hospitalized in serious condition. The prosecutor's office began an investigation on the violation of industrial safety rules. Investigative Committee of the region opened a criminal case on violation of safety rules, resulting in the death of two or more persons. According to the prosecutor's office, the collapse occurred during repair work to strengthen the structures. According to Norilsk Nickel, employees of the contractor are under the rubble.
“I, of course, as the governor of the region, also want to express my condolences to all those injured in this accident and relatives and friends. In general, as they say, we are privately monitoring this situation. Today, two more victims are under the rubble, one was killed, and the rest some of the eight victims are in the hospital, and three of them are in a rather serious condition. Let's hope that everything will work out, “Uss told reporters.
“Of those who are in the hospital, the condition of three is assessed as serious,” he said.
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