The Governor of the Kemerovo Region Sergey Tsivilev has revealed a plan of rescue operations at the exploded Listvyazhnaya mine. It is reported by TASS…
According to him, three branches of the paramilitary mine rescue unit arrived at the scene of the emergency. Now they are preparing to go into the mine to insulate the mine workings. After that, the mine will begin to fill up with methane, and after about three days its level will cease to be explosive (about 20 percent). Only then will a further decision be made on the further work of the rescuers.
The commander of the Kemerovo Militarized Mine Rescue Detachment Yuri She, in turn, added that in parallel with the isolation work in the mine workings, rescuers will extinguish possible fires. He clarified that in the late afternoon they would drill a well to the supposed epicenter of the explosion and pump inert foam there, which, in addition to eliminating the fire, would cool the mine workings.
She said that there were no chances to find 52 miners and rescuers who had disappeared in Listvyazhnaya alive.
He explained that people died due to a lack of oxygen and poisoning with high concentrations of carbon monoxide.
It also became known that the number of victims of the incident at the mine increased to 57. Later, Tsivilev clarified that 49 people were hospitalized, including 11 mine rescuers, one with a craniocerebral injury, 10 people with poisoning. Now their lives are not in danger.
She said that experts have established the alleged cause of the incident in the mine, including studying the nature of the injuries suffered by the miners. It turned out that most of the injuries were sustained by miners as a result of a dynamic phenomenon – an explosion.
Earlier, Denis Timokhin, a former miner of the fourth grade working face, told Lente.ru that the fire at the Listvyazhnaya mine may be related to the demands of the coal mining authorities. “The boss swore: here you are lagging behind, we need to increase the pace! And on the 25th the guys lagged behind, and the boss, you see, ordered more to go. They drove off and now they didn’t get there… ”, he said, explaining that earlier the management demanded that they put jumpers and start the combines automatically stopped due to the high concentration of explosive gases.
Soon after the incident, the 47-year-old director of the mine, his 59-year-old first deputy and the 36-year-old site manager were detained. They are suspected of acts stipulated by the article of the Criminal Code “Violation of industrial safety requirements for hazardous production facilities, resulting in the death of two or more persons by negligence.”
According to information from open sources, Sergey Makhrakov is the director of Listvyazhnaya Mine LLC. “News” found outthat the names of the other detainees are Andrei Molostov and Sergei Gerasimenok.
It is noteworthy that in August 2021 Makhrakov won the regional competition of the coal mining industry “Kuzbass – the coal” heart “of Russia. He was named the winner in the category “Director of the Mine-2021”.
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