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A fatal injury happened at Darkov Mine

OSTRAVA (6th April 2014) – On Saturday night, there was an unfortunate event that occurred at the surface work section of the Darkov Mine, in consequence of which a 43-year old employee lost his life.


Twenty minutes before midnight, when mining ropes of the skip equipment were replaced at the shaft mouth, a fatal injury of the employee of the mine occurred.

HBZS medical squad was immediately called in. The HBZS physician pronounced the injured person dead due to 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 friend of our deceased colleague,” General Manager of Darkov Mine, Vladislav Szmek 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 Darkov Mine, OKD management and the Trade Unions in cooperation with the Police of the Czech Republic.  






Marek Síbrt

Spokesman of OKD, a.s.


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