Nine miners blocked in a fire at the mine in Solikamsk
At the mine “Uralkali” in Solikamsk there was a fire.
The company reported that the smoke started at 12:04 local time (10:04 GMT). In the area of the smoke are nine people — employees of contractor. Eight people who were at the time of the smoke under the ground, brought to the surface, they were not injured.
The connection with the blocked miners cannot be established, said the source “Interfax” in the operational headquarters on the scene. “Fire blocks miners escape to the surface, but they are equipped with means of individual salvation, of oxygen should be sufficient before the arrival of rescuers”, — he said. According to the source, fire is very strong and to cope with the fire and reach the miners fails.
The report “BRIC” also notes that from December 2017, the object handed over to the contractor to conduct production operations. The company said that activities related to security work, was to engage a contractor.