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A man injured in an explosion at a coal warehouse in Lipetsk
15 November 2021, 09:15
A man injured in an explosion at a coal warehouse in Lipetsk
The victim in the explosion and fire at the coal warehouse of the Novolipetsk Metallurgical Plant (NLMK) was taken to the intensive care unit. Doctors assess her condition as serious. The Investigative Committee and the Prosecutor's Office began checking the explosion.

As RIA Novosti clarified , referring to representatives of the emergency services of Lipetsk, the victim was hospitalized in a burn center, she is conscious.

At present, rescue operations have been completed at the scene. The technological process of the enterprise is not disturbed.

The night before, at about 21:30, an explosion thundered at NLMK's coal warehouse, followed by a fire. The roof collapsed. The Ministry of Emergency Situations reported about the possible finding of people under the rubble, but the company denied this version. Later, rescuers indicated that the data was not confirmed.

The preliminary cause of the incident was called an explosion of a dust-air mixture. An Interfax source said that this could have happened due to a malfunction of the equipment. Or due to a discharge of static electricity

The check began in the Investigative Committee and the Prosecutor's Office.

As a reminder, NLMK is the largest steel producer in Russia. NLKM Group is an international company with assets in the Russian Federation, the USA and European countries.