The roof collapsed in the distribution center of the Novosibirsk “Magnet”. The company said that they will conduct an examination to find out the cause of the roof collapse
The roof of the new logistics center of the retail chain Magnit in the village of Sadovoye near Novosibirsk partially collapsed on Wednesday afternoon, March 10. Eyewitnesses filmed the consequences of the incident on video.
– The task force of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Novosibirsk region went to the place. The administration of a private warehouse confirmed a partial subsidence of the roof on its territory, specifying that there were no victims and no threat to the population. According to them, the help of rescuers is not required. We informed the prosecutor’s office and other interacting structures about this incident, – said Artyom Shcherbakov, Deputy Head of the Press Service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation for the Novosibirsk Region.
Anton Karpov, head of public relations at Magnit, told the NGS that the roof sagged not in the main building, but in the extension to the distribution center.
– A sagging roof was found in the annex. The entire staff of the RC was promptly evacuated, no one was injured. After inspecting the roof of the extension, together with representatives of the owner (Magnit rents a distribution center) responsible for its operation, and experts from the design organization, it was decided to resume work in the main warehouse building. Acceptance and shipment of goods has been restored, stores are supplied with products in a normal manner. Now “Magnit” is conducting a technical examination of the damaged structures of the extension in order to plan the repair work and fully resume its functionality. Access of employees to the warehouse on the territory of the extension is prohibited.
According to Anton Karpov, the incident did not affect the supply of products to stores (there are more than 450 of them) – the center provides goods to retail outlets in the Novosibirsk Region and the Altai Territory.
Also, the representative of “Magnit” clarified that the warehouse is in a long-term lease:
– The warehouse is built according to the built-to-rent scheme, when the building is erected according to the needs of a specific customer, who undertakes to take it on a long-term lease. This is a normal modern practice, according to which a large number of warehouse facilities are being built.
The distribution center “Magnet” in Sadovoe was opened in October 2020. Prior to this, the company rented several warehouses. The opening ceremony was attended by the governor of the Novosibirsk region. The government press service then said that the construction of a distribution center with an area of more than 40 thousand square meters cost 2 billion rubles.