In Kemerovo has called the possible cause of the fire at the plant «Azot»

© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Hinakura in fotoracconti of EMERCOM of Russia. Archival photoIn Kemerovo has called the possible cause of the fire at the plant «Azot»© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Highacidity the image Bank

The cause of the fire at the plant «Azot», Kemerovo, according to preliminary data, was a violation of fire safety rules when working with fire, told RIA Novosti on Thursday, representative GUMCHS in the region.

According to authorities, on Wednesday, the roof of one of shops of the enterprise «Azot» Kemerovo partially collapsed during renovations, after which the fire started which was quickly extinguished. According to the company, among victims — three workers of the Contracting organization «‘regionstroy» they received burns of varying severity.

«The preliminary cause of fire is violation of fire safety rules at carrying out of fire works», — said the Agency interlocutor, noting that the exact cause will be determined later.

As previously reported by the Department of insurance in the region, three workers repaired the roof drain holes — poured bitumen using open flame. At some point there was cotton, there was a collapse of part of the structure of the building, causing the workers were injured. One of the victims diagnosed burns about 70% of the body.

Investigators opened a criminal case on violation of safety rules at conducting the works, entailed causing of heavy harm to health of the person.

Immediately after extinguishing the fire at the plant, which is among the largest producers of nitrogen fertilizers in Russia, announced that the production works and the overall situation at the plant is safe.

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