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Excavator driver dies after falling through ice in Khabarovsk Territory

Excavator driver dies after falling through ice in Khabarovsk Territory
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In the Khabarovsk Territory, an excavator driver died after falling through the ice on the Amur River. He was alone in the cockpit.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation in the Khabarovsk Territory, this happened this morning in the area of ​​the 16th boat station near the village of Michurinskoye. The excavator moved under the weight and fell on its side while dredging on the coastal part of the pier, during excavation.

A regional rescue team, regional inspectors of the State Inspection of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia went to the scene. A group of divers will search for a man and examine the location of the failure of the technique under the ice. The investigation and the prosecutor's office began to check.

Since the beginning of the winter period and the establishment of freeze-up, this is the fourth case of equipment failure under the ice in the Khabarovsk Territory. Three of them occurred on unequipped ice crossings.

Oleg Ponomarchuk, head of the inspection department of the GIMS EMERCOM of Russia in the Khabarovsk district of the GIMS Center, noted that the ice cover on the rivers is uneven. Dangerous spots can be easily overlooked in the blinding sun, in the dark or twilight, and after a snowfall. EMERCOM of the Russian Federation warns that it is dangerous to go on the ice outside the equipped ice crossings.

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