Three Dead In Russian Mining Giant's Arctic Accident
Muhammad Irfan 14 days ago Sun 21st February 2021 | 12:11 AM
Three workers died and three more were injured on Saturday during repair works at a processing plant owned by Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel, the company said
Moscow, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Feb, 2021 ) :Three workers died and three more were injured on Saturday during repair works at a processing plant owned by Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel, the company said.
In the small hours of Saturday an ore-reloading facility and the adjacent walkway collapsed during repairs to reinforce the structure, said the company.
The plant is located in the city of Norilsk in Arctic Siberia.
The regional branch of the Investigative Committee said it had launched a criminal probe.
Norilsk Nickel is the world's largest producer of palladium and one of the largest of nickel.
The company has been in the spotlight since May last year when a fuel reservoir collapsed at a power plant owned by Norilsk Nickel and more than 20,000 tonnes of diesel oil leaked into lakes and rivers in the Russian Arctic This month a court ordered the company to pay a 146.2 billion ruble ($1.99 billion) fine over the fuel spill.