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An unfortunate accident occurred in Darkov Mine on Tuesday

OSTRAVA (28 June 2011) – OKD, a.s., regrets to announce a fatality at the Darkov Mine, which took place in the afternoon of 28 June 2011.


A 49-year-old employee was fatally injured in a rail accident approximately 750 meters below ground in the afternoon of 28 June.


„OKD expresses its deepest condolences to the family, relatives and friends of the deceased miner." said Václav Kabourek, director of Darkov 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 Karvina Mine, OKD and the trade unions.



Vladislav Sobol

spokesman, OKD, a.s.


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