Putin: the Listvyazhnaya mine accident occurred due to a safety violation due to a number of safety violations. This reason was named by Russian President Vladimir Putin, RIA Novosti reports on Thursday, December 2.
“As it was reported, according to preliminary data, the accident occurred due to a number of violations of safety rules,” the head of state said .
He added that by now the regional authorities have already instructed the responsible authorities to check all the mines in Kuzbass. In particular, they will have to assess the fire condition of the facilities, as well as check the presence and serviceability of sensors that show the level of methane in the air.
An explosion in the Listvyazhnaya mine in the Kemerovo Region took place on the morning of November 25. As a result, 51 people died, including five mine rescuers who went in search of miners. According to the latest data, 99 Russians suffered: 16 people were hospitalized, 83 are being treated on an outpatient basis.