ALROSA has reported an incident at the production site of Udachny Mining and Processing Division

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ALROSA has reported an incident that took place on November 25, 2016, at the production site of Udachny Mining and Processing Division.

ALROSA’s management, headed by the President Andrey Zharkov, in the scope of a field meeting of the Company’s Executive Committee were visiting commissioned capital construction facilities of the main subdivision Udachny Underground Mine named after Fyodor Andreev at the level -465 meters.

When the delegation was inspecting the crushing complex, a sharp increase in the volume of watered mined rock movement caused a mud-and-rock flow. Two employees of the Company sustained injuries as a result of inrush of rock mass–flow of processed (partly crushed) rock mixed with water. All the circumstances of the incident are being investigated, and an inspection is being carried out.

ALROSA pays great attention to industrial and labor safety. All the circumstances of this incident will be thoroughly investigated by the Company’s specialized services with the assistance of officials from law enforcement authorities and Rostechnadzor (Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia).

The Company’s management, headed by the President Andrey Zharkov, have taken all the necessary relief measures to assist the injured persons.

The underground mine is operating in a normal mode.

This page was last updated on 25 November 2016 at 20.30