According to the results of the analysis of RTN, the accident is of a natural character. The cause of the collapse of rock in the mine could be an explosion of methane. The accident killed 36 people. In the hospital Vorkuta left nine people, in a stable condition.
St. PETERSBURG, 28 Jan –. The Severnaya mine in Vorkuta, where explosions and caving killed 36 people, can resume work, if it will be possible to extinguish the fire, stopping the flow of oxygen in the combustion zone.
According to the analysis of RTN, the accident is of a natural character. However, for final conclusions about the cause of the tragedy will take considerable time.
Consequences of state of emergency liquidate
The collapse in the Severnaya mine in Vorkuta at the depth of 748 meters occurred on February 25. Just at the moment of accident in mine there were 110 people, 80 of them were brought to the surface. The second explosion in the mine occurred in the night of Sunday, the victims were six people, five others injured. Just accident killed 36 people. The cause of the collapse of rock in the mine could be an explosion of methane.
Today the head of “Severstal” Alexey Mordashov has declared that the chances for the reopening of the mine “Severnaya” high, if possible a variant with the injection of nitrogen to displace oxygen.
According to him, at the end of the day will be finished calculations for the development of measures of liquidation of consequences of accident. “We hope within a reasonable period of time, several months, to stop the fire along with emergency, to restore the mine, which will create an opportunity to restore economic activity in the region,” he said.
Still another option considered was flooding the mine, but then he was rejected.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said he believes it is unlikely that the work of the Severnaya mine in Vorkuta had been restored in the near future, because of damage to the mine scale.
The accident is of a natural character
According to the analysis of RTN, the accident is of a natural character. According to preliminary data, the version of explosion of methane in the mine confirmed.
“By results of the analysis and submissions received, the accident is of a natural character and is a geological event,” he said at the operational meeting, the representative of Rostekhnadzor Alexander Goncharenko.
Federal authorities, investigating the incident, already doing preliminary findings, but definitive conclusions will require considerable time.
Despite the cautious conclusions of the first expert, the wife of a miner “North” said that the mine’s management allegedly knew about an emergency situation, but concealed it from the miners for a profit.
The company “Vorkutaugol” were quick to refute the accusation. The press service said that on each mining company continuously works inspector RTN, and in real time it can monitor the state of sensors of dangerous gases in the mine.
As told by the technical Director of “Vorkutaugol” Denis Paikin, “trick” equipment impossible. According to him, recently there were no breaches of the gas and seismostable.
The authorities will help to employ miners
The authorities will assist in the employment of workers of the mine “North” while engaged in emergency work. “We’ll analyze the situation with the employment of mine workers in the near future, while will be carried on rescue work…. If necessary, and the Federal government, and regional authorities will assist with the employment of mine workers,” — said Dvorkovich.
In the hospital Vorkuta left nine people injured in the accident at the mine. Their condition is stable.
Monday will begin payment of compensation to the families of those killed and injured in the “North”. In the Komi Republic declared three days of mourning.