At the very least three folks have been killed in the partial collapse of a processing plant owned by the controversial Russian mining firm Norilsk Nickel in arctic Siberia, firm officers mentioned Saturday.
The accident passed off whereas upkeep work was happening on the factory, Reuters reported.
It’s not the primary time Nornickel has reported an accident at one of their amenities. Final yr there was a significant gasoline leak at its energy plant close to town of Norilsk in addition to quite a few smaller points.
Regional investigators have opened a prison investigation into the accident, Reuters mentioned.
Beforehand, Nornickel vowed to spend $1.four billion on rising its industrial security over the subsequent 5 years.
An ore-loading part of the plant collapsed Saturday, in all probability resulting from security violations, Nornickel mentioned. Firm officers added that the plant’s head has been suspended.