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One person died in a collapse at a mining and processing plant near Murmansk

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The fate of another worker is unknown

One person died in a collapse at a mining and processing plant near Murmansk

One person died, the fate of one is unknown as a result of a rock collapse at a mining and processing plant in the Murmansk region. This was reported in the regional department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

"At 06:57 Moscow time, a rock collapse occurred at the Oleniy Ruchey mining and processing plant. One person died, the fate of one is unknown, " the agency's interlocutor said.

According to him, the work of the enterprise was not interrupted. "Now 113 people continue to work, there is no threat to their lives, " the Ministry of Emergency Situations said.

The reasons and circumstances of the incident are being investigated.

A source in the technical supervision services said: "According to preliminary data, a so-called fish steak or stab occurred at the mine, that is, a crack near the outcropping surfaces during mining operations. The locally exfoliated part of the massif hung, provoked a sudden collapse of rocks ".

GOK "Oleniy Ruchey " belongs to "North-Western Phosphorus Company " JSC, NWPC, part of the "Acron " group.

The "Acron " group includes PJSC "Akron " (Veliky Novgorod), PJSC "Dorogobuzh " (Smolensk Region), JSC "North-Western Phosphorus Company " (GOK "Oleniy Ruchey "in the Murmansk region) and CJSC " Verkhnekamsk potash company "(implements the Talitsky GOK project in the Perm Territory, from " Acron "- 50% + 1 share).

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