MOSCOW, October 9 (RAPSI) – A court has delivered sentence against four defendants in a criminal case on the fire in a mine of the world’s largest potash producer Uralkali in Russia’s Perm Region resulted in the death of nine people, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.

They have been found guilty of violation of hazardous production facility safety requirements that led to the death of people.

Chief of a mine complex facility Andrey Artyukhin has received 4 years in penal colony settlement. The same terms were given to chief of a site Maksim Kanishchev, mine overseer Andrey Kupryashkin and former occupational safety engineer Svyatoslav Sedov. One more mine overseer Igor Chukaev was sentenced to 3 years in penal colony settlement.

According to investigators, on December 22, 2018, the smoke erupted inside the mine in the town of Solikamsk. Nine workers were all burned alive in the fire.