Evraz Group is counting losses caused by the explosion and death of an Austrian engineer
03.11.2010 — News
On November 2, 2010, Nizhny Tagil Iron & Steel Works (NTMK; member of the Evraz Group) hit twice the breaking news headlines. A foreign engineer was added to the list of occupational fatalities.
The Tuesday morning started with an explosion at the coke-making facility. According to preliminary data, it was caused by high concentration of pulverized coal. Four people were injured during hot works in the third unit of the crushing workshop. The 39-year-old foreman who had 70% burn injury was placed in the intensive care department; the other three workers were also hospitalized.
The law enforcement authorities of the Sverdlovsk Region informed "RusBusinessNews" that later in the evening on November 2, Andreas Anzinger, a citizen of Austria, died in one of the NTMK workshops. The ambulance squad was unable to help. Evraz Group has been working with Siemens-Voest-Alpine, an Austrian company, for more than 15 years. The company employees take part in the renovation of the Nizhny Tagil Iron & Steel Works.
The accident rate at the facilities of the Evraz Group owned by Roman Abramovich has been criticized by trade-unions and supervising authorities for a long time. In 2010 alone, two workers of the holding were killed, and one year before, 9 workers had never returned from the Estyuninskaya mine.
The injured at the explosion have been promised to be paid compensation in the amount of up to 450 thousand rubles, depending on the severity of their injuries. Nothing has been told about compensation for the benefit of the Austrian engineer. Most likely, it will be paid by his employer.
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