MOSCOW, February 20 – RIA Novosti. The debris at the site of the collapse of the workshop in Norilsk is being cleared carefully, we do not lose hope that people are alive under the rubble, said the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Alexander Uss.
“Unfortunately, the death of one of them has been confirmed. Two are now under the rubble, heavy equipment is working there, heat is supplied as much as possible. Outside, as they say, we have minus 40, but the analysis of these rubble is being conducted rather carefully in order to prevent collapse. We do not lose hope that the two victims, who have not yet been removed from the rubble, will actually be alive, “Uss told reporters.
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 Norilsknickelremont LLC contractor are under the rubble. Rostekhnadzor was also involved in the incident.
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