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A working accident happened on Wednesday night at Darkov Mine


OSTRAVA (January 8, 2009) – An accident happened at Darkov Mine on Wednesday January 7, 2009 at 10.15 pm causing death to a 42-years-old cage tender (i.e. worker ensuring transportation of people and supplies in the shaft).


For reasons yet unknown, the worker got stuck in between the transportation cage and shaft installations and suffered injuries incompatible with life. The event happened on Floor 10 located some 900 meters below the ground level.


Causes of this extraordinary event are now subject to investigation performed by an expert committee consisting of the representatives of the Regional Mining Authority in Ostrava, Czech Police, Darkov Mine management, OKD HQ and Trade Unions.