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A fatal injury happened at Karviná Mine

OSTRAVA (21st May 2014) – On Wednesday morning, there was an unfortunate event that occurred at Karviná Mine, in consequence of which a 46-year old employee lost his life.

After 9 a.m., an incident happened in Lazy site, some 1000m underground. An employee was crushed while operating loading machinery under the longwall.

HBZS medical and mining squads were immediately called in. Despite emergency first aid and the efforts of a doctor, the victim could not be saved.

„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 Karviná Mine Petr Dedek 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 Karviná 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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