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An unfortunate accident occurred at Paskov Mine on Monday

OSTRAVA (6 August 2012) – OKD, a.s., regrets to announce a fatality at the Paskov Mine, which took place in the afternoon of 6 August 2012.


A 46-year-old employee of supply company was fatally injured approximately 1 100 metres underground. Despite the fast medical intervention from the Main Mine Rescue Station was unable to save him. The accident happened on Monday before free o’clock in the afternoon.


„OKD expresses its deepest condolences to the family, relatives and friends of the deceased miner," said Vladislav Szmek, director of Paskov Mine.


The causes of this extraordinary event are being explored by an investigative committee of experts comprising representatives of the District Mining Office in Ostrava, the Police of the Czech Republic, the management of Paskov Mine, OKD and the trade unions.




Vladislav Sobol

spokesperson, OKD, a.s.