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Mine accident in Barentsburg: worker dead

More tragic news from Spitsbergen. Yesterday (Thursday, June 20) a worker died in the coal mine in Barentsburg. The 27 year old Ukrainian was caught by a rockfall in a ventilation funnel, 300 meters under the surface. The mine is now closed until further.

The Sysselmannen is investigating the case. When the Norwegian officials reached the mine, the body was, however, already removed from the mine.

Ventilation funnel in Barentsburg (archive image).

Mine accident in Barentsburg - Ventilation funnel Barentsburg

Source: Sysselmannen

last modification: 2014-07-01 · copyright: Rolf Stange