Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Driver Killed As Mine Ceiling Caves In Under His Car In Ukraine
KRIVOY ROG, Ukraine -- Four cars fell into huge pit which occurred as a result of a scheduled blast in an iron ore mine in the city of Krivoy Rog in central Ukraine, one person was killed.
A huge pit with an area of about 16 hectares and up to 80-meter deep was formed when a ceiling caved in the Ordzhonikidze mine on Sunday. The mine's administrative building and 4 km of the road were also damaged.
The mine's main ventilation shaft was partially destroyed, and works were stopped.
The victim's body has already been recovered, but rescue teams are still working at the scene.
According to Russia's RBC agency, the victim violated safety rules and parked his GAZelle minibus outside the safe parking zone.