Worker dies at Belarus NPP construction site

Worker dies at Belarus NPP construction site
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On the 26th of August, one of the workers died in performing his duties at a construction site of the nuclear power plant in the Republic of Belarus.

As the Information & Public Relations Department of the Belarussian NPP enterprise announced on Monday, the fatal accident occurred in a Russian sub-contract group. At present, investigation into the worker’s death has been opened.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the builder’s death was caused by the fall of an oxygen container upon him.

We should remind you that the Belarussian nuclear power plant, being constructed with the participation of Russia in the vicinity of the town of Ostrovets, will consist of two VVER-type power units with a total capacity of up to 2400 MW.

The first power unit of the facility is scheduled to be put into operation in 2018, the second is planned for 2020.