Widow of UK victim of Siberian mine disaster goes to London court
MOSCOW, May 24 - RAPSI. The widow of UK citizen Ian Robertson, who died in the Ulyanovskaya Mine explosion in 2007, has lodged a lawsuit to seek compensation with the High Court of Justice, the EvrazHolding told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com).
The lawsuit has been initiated against OUK Kuzbassugol, a fully-owned EvrazHolding subsidiary, which is part of UK-based Evraz Plc.
The company is considering the possibility of reaching a settlement.
A methane explosion in the Ulyanovskaya Mine occurred in March 2007. Of the 203 individuals in the mine, 108 were killed and two went missing. The blast was presumably caused by a short circuit.
Robertson, who inspected newly installed safety equipment as a special commission member, died in the explosion.
Evraz is the world's largest vertically-integrated metallurgical and mining company with assets in Russia, Ukraine, Europe, the United States, Canada and South Africa. It ranks fifteenth worldwide for steel output, with 16.8 million tonnes produced in 2011.