Four people die in accident near coal mine of Russia’s Severstal

Coal. (Image from Pxhere, CC0)

Four workers died when a building they were demolishing near a coal mine of Russian steel producer Severstal collapsed on Saturday, the company said in a statement.

The people worked for a contractor hired for the job, Severstal said, adding that a violation of safety rules probably caused the accident.

Coal production at the Vorgashorskaya mine in northwestern Russia was unaffected, the company said.

(By Polina Devitt; Editing by Ros Russell)

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