Tonight at 0:13 there was a collapse of mountain masses on the horizon of 687 meters of the Zolotoe Mine of the Pervomaiskugol State Enterprise. This was announced on his Facebook page by the chairman of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine Mikhail Volynets.
Two mine workers were caught in a landslide. Soldiers of the mine rescue service managed to quickly free one of them. He refused hospitalization.
Rescue and search work continues. Soldiers of the mine rescue service are taking all measures to save the life of another miner.
“Despite progress and digitalization, the situation has persisted for decades - relatives and friends of miners worry every time their loved ones go to work. For one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, ”M. Volynets noted.
Earlier it was reported that more than 14 million hryvnias were embezzled in the works to prevent the flooding of the Zolote mine. The investigation established that the heads of the state-owned enterprise, its divisions and the heads of private structures acted in collusion. As a result, out of UAH 33 million allocated by the government, more than UAH 14 million was illegally overpaid, which settled on the accounts of private companies.
Theft of almost 3.5 million more hryvnias was prevented, NABU noted.
Mine "Zolotoe" is a coal mining enterprise in the city of Zolotoe (Pervomaisky City Council, Lugansk region, Ukraine). Part of the state enterprise "Pervomaiskugol". Until the 1950s, the mine was called Stakhanovets.