Coal mining on mine «Esaul» in the Kuzbass suspended after the accident

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in photobanks workers. Archival photoCoal mining on mine «Esaul» in the Kuzbass suspended after the accident© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

Work on coal mine «Esaul» in Novokuznetsk district of Kemerovo region, where on Wednesday there was a collapse of breeds, is temporarily suspended, communication, ventilation and electricity supply is not broken, is spoken in the operational report of the energy Ministry.

Caving occurred yesterday at 19.10 (15.10 GMT) on dead-end ventilation drift, 100 metres from the mining operations. At this time underground there were 100 miners, 97 of them came to the surface. Three more appeared behind the rubble, the relationship with them installed, no injuries. The rescue operation continues, laid the search and rescue to develop, through which these workers hope to evacuate.

«JSC «mine «Esaul» was the collapse of rocks in the area of 15 square meters. According to preliminary information, no victims. On the scene are four branches of the VGSO. Job mine coal mining is temporarily suspended. Telephone, ventilation and electricity mine is not broken», — stated in the message.

The energy Ministry reminds that on Thursday at the mine organized the delivery of food and necessities to the miners blocked three drilled technological wells.

«Work on the extension of the wells and further the establishment of a corridor for the evacuation of miners. The search and rescue is coordinated by the regional headquarters, headed by Governor Aman Tuleyev. Investigation of the reasons and circumstances of incident», — stated in the message.

Mine «Esaulskaya» owned by Yuzhkuzbassugol, an affiliate of Evraz. Mine established in 1984, develops Badaevskoe coal field. Mining method — underground. According to the energy reserves of 14 million tons of coal grades Zh, Consumers — metallurgical and coke-chemical enterprises of OOO «Evraz holding», JSC «Mechel».