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An unfortunate accident occurred in Karvina Mine

OSTRAVA (4 October 2011) – OKD, a.s., regrets to announce a fatality at the Karvina Mine, which took place in the night of 4 October 2011.


A 32-year-old miner was fatally injured by falling rock, approximately 980 metres underground. Despite the fast medical intervention from the Main Mine Rescue Station was unable to save him. The accident happened during the Monday to Tuesday night shift, and was not caused by a tremor or a gas explosion.


„OKD expresses its deepest condolences to the family, relatives and friends of the deceased miner." said Pavel Hadrava, director of Karvina 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.


Telephone:      596 262 293
Mobil:              725 595 417





Vladislav Sobol

mluvčí, OKD, a.s.