Another mine is on fire in Kuzbass – due to heating of the seam at the A.D. Ruban (Leninsk-Kuznetsky, SUEK-Kuzbass) an operation was organized to urgently raise 128 miners to the surface. The prosecutor’s office announced the start of an inspection on the fact of the fire, report “News”.
According to the newspaper, a plan for the elimination of the accident was involved. “Based on this fact, the regional prosecutor’s office organized an audit of the implementation of legislation on labor protection and industrial safety, its conduct was entrusted to the Kemerovo interdistrict prosecutor’s office to supervise the implementation of laws in the coal mining industry,” the supervisory agency said in a statement. “The Deputy Prosecutor of the Kemerovo Region Mikhail Filichev, the Prosecutor of the city of Leninsk-Kuznetsky Alexei Mishin and the Kemerovo Interdistrict Prosecutor for Supervision of the Execution of Laws in the Coal Mining Industry Yevgeny Sharafutdinov immediately went to the scene.”
At the same time, the press service of the Siberian Coal Energy Company published RIA Novosti clarifiedthat according to the preliminary version, “self-heating of the formation occurred, and the corresponding sensors were activated”.
In 2019, the administration of the government of Kuzbass reportedthat the mine holds the record for annual coal production – the brigade “produced 6 million 344 thousand 400 tons of coal.”
We will remind, on November 25 at another Kuzbass mine “Listvyazhnaya” in the village of Gramoteino, an explosion occurred in the ventilation drift. There were 285 people underground, of which more than 200 made it to the surface on their own. It is believed that a methane-air mixture exploded there. 51 people died, including five rescuers. Listvyazhnaya was also a production record holder.
After the accident, representatives of the prosecutor’s office, Rostekhnadzor, police and officials, after the accident, conducted an inspection of the mines of the Kemerovo region, during which were identified more than 600 violations, later this number increased up to 2000 violations.