Without question it’s the most dangerous mining company in Russia. In 2007, and within the space of two months, the Evraz group was held responsible for negligence which led to the deaths of 148 mineworkers. Then, on 23 December 2009, at least another eight people went to their deaths when transporting a consignment of explosives which detonated at another iron ore mine. The major shareholder in Evraz is Roman Abramovich, whose main claim to fame is his ownership of London’s top-ranking Chelsea football club. On the very day of this disaster, Abramovich was reported in the Russian-owned London Evening Standard as having purchased “perhaps the world’s most impressive holiday home” – a £54 million estate in the Caribbean where he would spend last Christmas “hosting a lavish party.”
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=9781.