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The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation continues the investigation into an offence under Part 3 of Article 216 of the Criminal Code of Russia, into the violation of the safety rules during mining and construction works in a mine shaft that entailed death of nine people.
Today, upon request of the investigation, the court ruled to keep in custody four suspects of the case, including: Andrey Kuprishkin, the mine overseer of US-30 SMU-680; Maxim Kaniscshev, the site No. 5 supervisor of the mine shaft SKRU-3 of US-30 SMU-680; Igor Chukaev, the mine overseer of US-30 SMU-680; and Andrey Artyukhin, the mine shaft supervisor SKRU-3 of US-30 SMU-680.
According to the investigation, in the morning of December 22, 2018, the mine shaft under construction in Solikamsk District of Perm Territory started to smoke during the works. There were nine employees of a contractor entity in the shaft who died in the fire.
Investigators of the Investigative Committee of Russia continue carrying out of investigative and procedural activities in order to determine all circumstances of the accident.