The Basmanny District Court of Moscow arrested for two months the founder of Razryad LLC, Alexander Yegorshin, in the case of an explosion in the workshop of a gunpowder factory in the Ryazan region, which killed 17 people. The court chose a similar preventive measure in relation to the general director of the company Sergey Nistratkin, transfers RIA Novosti.
The press service of the court explained that the defense asked for a preventive measure not related to detention, but the court rejected the requests of the lawyers.
The accused are charged with part 3 of Article 217 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of industrial safety requirements, resulting in the death of two or more persons).
Explosion and fire at the Elastic plant in the Shilovsky district of the Ryazan region happened 22 of October. As a result of the industrial accident, 17 people died – the entire shift who worked in the shop for the production of gunpowder. The enterprise belongs to a company engaged in the production and storage of explosives and the disposal of ammunition.
In emergency services reported TASS that a short circuit could have caused the explosion. “In the course of studying the causes of the explosion, it was preliminarily established that a short circuit occurred in the conveyor belt for the shipment of gunpowder. It led to a fire and almost instant detonation, ”said the agency’s interlocutor.