A mine worker deceased at Zhovtneva mine of Kryvyi Rih iron ore plant. The man was crushed against the wall with mechanical loader; he died instantly. Oksana Lesonen, press secretary of local police said so as quoted by Radio Liberty.
According to her, the tragedy occurred on Monday morning, at the depth of 1.5 kilometers below the ground.
The police looks into the case of possible violation of safety regulations.
The Zhovtneva mine workers will mourn for their deceased colleague from July 5 through July 7.
As we reported earlier, in April 2021, a ventilation system in the coal mine named after Oleksandr Skochynsky malfunctioned. More than 300 miners were trapped under the ground. Oleksiy Kulemzin, the head of militant-controlled city "administration" reported that on Telegram. According to the official, the actual number of people under the ground was 329. They were evacuated.
According to the local news agency, the coal named after Oleksandr Skochynsky started working in 1975. The miners produce agglomerating coal; over 45 years in service, they mined some 30 million tons of coal. The maximum depth of mining works in 1,350 meters below the ground.