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Stadium Roof Collapses in St. Petersburg, Russia

A large roof of the SKK Peterburgsky yard in St. Petersburg in Russia, undergoing repair, suddenly collapsed on the evening of Friday (January 31, Russia time), killing one worker and another lost in ruins.

The worker was half-finished on the roof when the building began to collapse in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Peterburgsky SKK is a sports and concert complex, in the demolition phase to rebuild. However, the accident happened between about 2 workers at work, and recorded by security cameras when the roof was able to collapse a worker trying to escape by escaping into a ladder. machine, while the other person has fallen. Therefore, when the roof collapsed, one worker was killed, the other escaped into an elevator currently rescued by the rescue team in the crumbling building.

Emergency Ministry officials in St. Petersburg later confirmed that the dead worker, Matvei Kucherov, was caught in a cable while escaping and in an accident. He is just 29 years old.

The official added that the cause of the accident, when the two workers were working, was to carry out the dismantling of the iron bars to complete the demolition of the roof of the stadium before the reconstruction work began. However, unfortunately an incident occurred that feared that the fixed cables were broken causing the structure of the roof to weaken and collapse causing an unfortunate accident.

Peterburgsky SKK was built in 1980 to serve the Moscow Olympic Games. This field was completely closed last August for demolition, and rebuilt for the hockey world championships held in 2023.

A similar incident occurred at Grolsch Veste Stadium in the Netherlands nine years ago. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon, while engineers and workers are working on renovating the yard. Two bars supporting the roof behind the goal were bent and caused the roof to collapse.

Due to serious injuries, a 31-year-old male victim died shortly after the incident. Shortly after, according to Tubantia, another 24-year-old male victim died at the hospital. In addition, there were 15 others injured.