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A fatal injury at OKD 1

Karviná (18th January 2015) – On Sunday afternoon, an extraordinary event happened at OKD 1, Lazy site when a 44-year-old employee repairing hydraulics of the shearer lost his life.

An extraordinary event happened approximately ten mines past four p.m., in depth of around 750 m underground in the long-wall panel.

HBZS Mining and Medical Rescue Squads were immediately called in. HBZS physician certified the injured person to have had injuries not compatible with life.

„On behalf of all employees of the mine and myself, I would like to send our condolences to the family and close friends of our deceased colleague,” General Manager of OKD 1, Boleslav Kowalczyk said.

Causes of this extraordinary event are now being investigated by an expert committee consisting of the representatives of the District Mining Authority in Ostrava, management of OKD 1, OKD management and the Trade Unions in cooperation with the Police of the Czech Republic.



Marek Síbrt
Spokesman of OKD, a.s.