On August 12, 2022, a soil collapse occurred at the working-site during pipe dismantle a previously decommissioned main gas pipeline in one of the regions of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania. As a result, the man was covered with soil, as he was at the pit on that moment, conducting welding works. He was taken to the hospital with injuries. The Investigating Authorities of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for North Ossetia-Alania launched a criminal case in accordance with Part 1, Article 216 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of safety rules during construction or other works). However, this decision was overturned by the Supervisory Authority. Currently, the Investigating Authorities are conducting an additional procedural inspection.
Mr. A.I. Bastrykin, Head of the Investigative Committee, instructed Mr. Sirotkin V.V., Acting Head of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania to report on the grounds for the procedural decisions taken.