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An unfortunate accident occurred in Karvina Mine on Thursday

OSTRAVA (14 July 2011) – OKD, a.s., regrets to announce a fatality at the Karvina Mine, which took place in the morning of 14 July 2011.

A 42-year-old miner was fatally injured on Thursday 14 July as a result of a rock bounce, approximately 1,020 metres underground. Another miner was taken to hospital to receive further medical examination.

„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.


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