Minister of Emergency Situations commented on fire at ArcelorMittal Temirtau mine: Poor funding is evident

Astana. September 27. KazTAG - Minister of Emergency Situations Syrym Shariphanov named weak funding for fire and industrial safety as one of the reasons for the accident in the Kazakhstanskaya mine of ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC, where five people died.
“After the accident at the Kazakhstanskaya mine, a state commission was created for the ArcelorMittal Temirtau enterprise. As part of it, we studied, looked at the state of affairs, what reasons contributed to the fact that this accident occurred. It is obvious that the management of the ArcelorMittal Temirtau company financed its mines, production enterprises, and organizations very poorly and, in particular, ensuring fire and industrial safety was not carried out to the proper extent. All these facts led to the accident,” said Shariphanov on the sidelines of the Majilis.
According to the minister, a lack of qualified personnel at the enterprise, non-compliance with safety requirements and low control over compliance with these measures contributed to the accident.
“In this regard, a question naturally arises for this company. Naturally, it is necessary to resolve this issue at the legislative level and tighten the requirements in terms of meeting safety requirements,” Shariphanov said.

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