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Two killed in Russian steel plant accident

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Two workers were trapped in a crane cabin in a deadly blaze following a liquid metal spill in a steel plant in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

According to a RT on February 13, the molten metal spilled from a scoop onto the floor of the plant where the mobile crane was operating.

An explosion caused by the metal coming into contact with water or ice caused major damage and left the production facility without a roof.

Sixteen workers managed to escape before the emergency services arrived, RT said, but the accident did not interrupt the production routine of the other departments.

An investigation has been launched.

The Mechel iron and steel plant in Chelyabinsk has become infamous following a number of fatalities in recent years, RT said.

The death of a woman crushed by an 850kg wire bundle made headlines in November 2018, and in March 2017, a man died after becoming stuck in a cleat.

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