Explosion on mine “Stepova” occurred during repair works, the exact cause set – Zubko

Взрыв на шахте "Степовая" произошел во время ремонтных работ, точную причину устанавливают, - Зубко

Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Gennady Zubko

Explosion on mine “Stepova” in the Lviv region, which killed eight people, occurred during repair works, however the exact cause of the methane explosion is still installed. About this informed the head of Ministry of regional development Gennady Zubko during a briefing, which was broadcast “112 Ukraine”.

“The fact that we knew it was repair work, carried out repair of the equipment. On it was written a specific outfit, but directly, almost 34 people who were there, they are victims, who carried out the repair work. So I think the Commission’s investigation from Gastrula that will make the Protocol not only suffered and died, but will conduct the interview. Prosecutors have started questioning all the victims and all participants in this tragedy, as well as the criminal proceedings are opened, we will see all the material relating directly to the situation”, – said Zubko.

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However, he said that the reopening of the mine “Steppe” in the Lviv region is not possible due to high level of methane.

“That relates directly to the investigation and the measures being taken at the mine. Mine is not in working condition, there are now mountain rescue service, serving the air to make the degassing of air. After the explosion occurred, was held an additional landslides, as in the degassing had been improved, but after a day due to flooding this state has deteriorated, and now there additionally, there are those conditions in which rescue workers can not be, and pumped air in order to improve this situation. Today work is being done only rescue, and now do occur due to the fact that there can not go the rescuers – there is a high methane content, there is still further falls occur”, – said Zubko.

We will remind, in Lviv oblast, mine No. 10 “the Steppe”, JSC “lvovugol” an explosion occurred which led to the collapse of rock. At the moment of explosion in mine there were 172 miners directly to the emergency section – 34. Upon the death of miners a criminal case.

Взрыв на шахте "Степовая" произошел во время ремонтных работ, точную причину устанавливают, - Зубко
Взрыв на шахте "Степовая" произошел во время ремонтных работ, точную причину устанавливают, - Зубко

Взрыв на шахте "Степовая" произошел во время ремонтных работ, точную причину устанавливают, - Зубко

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