13 November 2017 17:37:00

Probe launched in collapse of flight of stairs that killed three in Mordovia

The Mordovia Office of the Investigative Committee has initiated criminal proceedings in construction safety breach under part 3 of Article 216 of the RF Criminal Code after several flights of stairs collapsed in an apartment building being constructed in the town of Saransk.

According to preliminary data, flights of starts from 6th to 2nd floors collapsed at about 2 PM on 13 November 2017. Three construction workers were killed, while another one is in a hospital with injuries.

Investigators are going to find out the reason for the collapse and identify those responsible for the violation of labor protection and construction safety requirements.

At present, the investigators and criminalists keep on working at the scene and are confiscating technical documents. Forensic medical and technical examinations are going to be run.

The inquest continues. 

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