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A casualty occurred at Darkov

OSTRAVA, July 10, 2008 – A sad event occurred on Thursday shortly before 9 am at the Darkov Mine. Two rescuers who were working on liquidation of a longwall face 9 May were found unconscious. Medical mining rangers of HBZS were immediately called to the site, however all resuscitating attempts were unsuccessful.


A committee composed from the Ostrava Mining Authority experts, Darkov Mine management members, OKD representatives and Trade Unions representatives is currently investigating what could be a cause of this event.


The unfortunate event occurred in the area where extraction was already ended. Mining in active areas of the Darkov Mine continues without restrictions, neither miners nor other workers of the shaft are in any danger.