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An unfortunate accident occurred at the CSM Mine on Thursday

OSTRAVA (29 November 2012) – OKD, a.s., regrets to announce a fatality at the CSM Mine, which took place in the afternoon of 29 November 2012.


A 23-year-old employee was fatally injured at the CSM Mine’s preparatory plant. Despite the fast medical intervention from the Main Mine Rescue Station was unable to save him. The accident happened during the Thursday afternoon shift.


„OKD expresses its deepest condolences to the family, relatives and friends of the deceased miner," said Boleslav Kowalczyk, director of CSM 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 CSM Mine, OKD and the trade unions.




Vladislav Sobol

spokesperson, OKD, a.s.


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