Ukraine: Lisichanskugol mine flooded

Because of a malfunction of pump machinery one of the horizons at the Novodruzheskaya mine of the state enterprise Lisichanskugol has been flooded. The breakdown occurred on August 5. The pumping of water from the horizon of 840 meters has stopped. Each horizon should have 2 pump machines, but because of underfinancing the mine uses…

Ukraine: Lisichanskugol cut off grid

The state enterprise Ukrinterenergo has fulfilled its intention to stop electricity supplies to some Lisichanskugol departments. At present only the main fans, pumping and cage hoist are operating at the mines. All the other services have no electricity. The energy company warned the coal miner that this was only a part of the punishment for…

Ukraine: Lisichanskugol miners striking

Miners of the state enterprise Lisichanskugol mine named after Kapustin are still striking underground. On October 19, 33 miners refused to return to the surface. “The unions have provided them with food and water. But they have stayed without food for a day”, Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of Independent Miners’ Union, reported. The miners demand…