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Fire at ArcelorMittal coal mine in Kazakhstan: 348 people evacuated

Mining industry / Asia

On February 19, a commission inspection report was drawn up, which indicates numerous violations at the Saranskaya mine of the Department of Management of ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC.

Fire at ArcelorMittal coal mine in Kazakhstan: 348 people evacuated

On March 12, 2021, during the third shift at the Saranskaya mine, UD JSC ArcelorMittal Temirtau, a fire occurred on an inclined conveyor cross-section.

An emergency response plan was immediately introduced and rescue units were called. Subdivisions of Emergency Situations Service of the Karaganda region and VASS Komir are working on site.

348 workers who were at that moment in the mine were urgently brought to the surface.

There are no casualties or casualties. At the moment, work is underway to eliminate the accident and find out the reasons.

In early March, the court issued a ruling according to which work at the Saranskaya coal mine should have been suspended due to violations identified that endanger the life of miners.

Judge Aigul Bekkozhina ruled to suspend coal mining until the company meets the requirements of the Department of Industrial Development and Industrial Safety.

The ruling has not entered into force, ArcelorMittal has a month to appeal.

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