Rooftop caves at a Russian factory, killing three who were on repairs and catching workers under the rubble – as researchers examine whether the weight of SNOW caused the tragedy
- The roof of the plant in the city of Dzerzhinsky, in the Moscow region, suddenly collapsed
- Accident was at the company Tekhnogrupp LLC that produces cool items
- Reports suggest that heavy snowfall collapsed but this was refused
Leigh Mcmanus for Mailonline
This is the horrific moment that a roof collapsed today in a Russian factory, killing three workers and injuring at least 12 people.
The roof of the plant in the city of Dzerzhinsky, in the Moscow region, suddenly collapsed in the burial of workers under rubble.
The three who died were doing repairs on the roof and they fell at the factory, it was reported.
The roof of the plant in the city of Dzerzhinsky, in the Moscow region, suddenly collapsed in the burial of workers under rubble. CCTV images show the moment when the roof collapsed
In the video people are seen at the start of the working day when fate strikes.
The accident was at Tekhnogrupp LLC, which produces refrigeration and cooling equipment.
An eyewitness said that it was more amazing that more was not killed & # 39 ;.
Accident was at the company Tekhnogrupp LLC that produces refrigeration and cooling equipment. Rescuers sift through the rubble
The head of the health ministry in the region, Dmitry Matveev, said: "Six wounded were delivered to the city hospital of Dzerzhinskiy …
& # 39; Six people were treated at the location and did not have to go to the hospital. & # 39;
Rescue officers said that they had made efforts to get workers out of the massacre.
Rescue officers said that they had made efforts to get workers out of the massacre. The roof after the incident shown
One theory was that the weight of snow had caused the tragedy.
But it was also claimed that building blocks and insulation materials were used in roof repairs.
Of these, it is assumed that they put too much weight on the roof, which then collapsed.
A bird's-eye view of the damage that the factory has suffered after the accident
"Prior checks indicated that there were repair works to isolate the roof," said a statement from the Russian investigation committee.
& # 39; Under the weight of insulation materials and building blocks, the roof collapsed.
& # 39; Three people who were sitting on the roof while it collapsed have died. & # 39;
A criminal case has been opened.
But the head of the city administration, Vitaly Panamorenko, said: & # 39; There were no major snowfall so this was not the cause. The rescue continues. We keep the situation under control. & # 39;