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Fine after series of mining acci­dents in Barents­burg

After three serious acci­dents in the Rus­si­an coal mines in Barents­burg within just a few months, the Nor­we­gi­an aut­ho­ri­ties have reac­ted by giving the mining com­pa­ny Trust Arc­ti­cu­gol a fine of 1.3 mil­li­on Nor­we­gi­an Kro­ner (ca. 154,000 Euro) on the basis of the Nor­we­gi­an labour pro­tec­tion law (arbei­ds­mil­jøl­oven).

Two out of the three acci­dents led to loss of human life: A Ukrai­ni­an worker died on April 04 after he had been hit by fal­ling stones in a mine 500 m below sea level. On June 20, ano­ther Ukrai­ni­an was hit by a ston­e­fall in a ven­ti­la­ti­on shaft at depths of 300 meters. The third acci­dent hap­pen­ed on Sep­tem­ber 10, when a third Ukrai­ni­an miner got his legs jam­med in the pro­duc­tion area of the mine. He lost one of his legs.

Dan­ge­rous ter­rain: mine ent­rance in Barents­burg.

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Source: Sys­sel­man­nen



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