The civil liability of the Listvyazhnaya mine owner is insured by Ingosstrakh. The liability limit under the Compulsory Civil Liability Insurance agreement is 100 million rubles. Ingosstrakh is ready to accept applications in connection with the smoke in the Listvyazhnaya mine in Belovo, Kemerovo Region, according to insurer. The company is ready to fully fulfill its obligations if the case is recognized as an insurance event.
“Any third parties injured as a result of the accident have the right to receive compensation, including employees of the enterprise where the accident has occurred, as well as rescuers who have eliminated the consequences of the accident if the damage has a direct result of the accident or its consequences. The insurance benefits for causing harm to the life or health of injured are made regardless of payments due for other types of insurance,” explained Svetlana Gusar, the Vice President of the National Association of Liability Insurers.
The dependents of those killed and injured in fumigation at the Listvyazhnaya mine in Kuzbass are entitled to insurance payments in accordance with the law on Compulsory Insurance of Civil Liability of the Owner of a Hazardous Site for Inflicting Damage as a Result of an Accident of a Hazardous Site, if the case is recognized as an insured event, said Igor Yurgens, the President of the National Association of Liability Insurers.
It is to be recalled that there was fumigation of the mine ventilation airway at a depth of 250 meters in the Listvyazhnaya coal mine in the town of Belovo, Kemerovo Region on the November 25 morning. There were 289 miners in the mine in total, 243 people were evacuated. 52 people were killed in the accident, six of them were rescuers. The number of casualties has increased to 63. According to the latest information, there are 50 people in hospitals, another 13 casualties are receiving outpatient treatment. The methane explosion is a preliminary cause of the incident at the mine, according to the investigators.
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