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New air conditioning system of ČSM Mine will significantly improve miners’ working conditions

New air conditioning system of ČSM Mine will significantly improve miners’ working conditions

4/3/2009

OSTRAVA (3 April 2009) – The mining company OKD is completing another significant investment, which will improve the miner’s working conditions. In the underground ČSM Mine, where the workers faced the most complicated microclimatic conditions of the whole coal mining district, the company is installing a new central air conditioning system for more than 400 million Czech crowns. The air conditioning system installation, which will also reduce the water and electricity consumption thanks to the state-of-the-art technologies, will be completed in the middle of the year…

OKD staff members gearing up for conquering Mount Everest, plan to start their climb from the bottom of Paskov Mine 850 meters below sea level

OKD staff members gearing up for conquering Mount Everest, plan to start their climb from the bottom of Paskov Mine 850 meters below sea level

3/16/2009

OSTRAVA (16 March 2009) – By the end of March, OKD employees Věslav Chrzaszcz and Milan Pěgřímek will set out on a mountaineering expedition aiming to conquer Mount Everest. Their journey will get under way already on Friday, 20 March at the bottom of Paskov Mine shaft reaching down to the depth of 1156 meters under ground—thus, as a matter of fact, they will be starting their climb from the depth of 850 meters below sea level. If indeed the expedition reaches the summit of the Everest they will have negotiated an altitudinal difference of 9,698 meters…

OKD employees shall get service vouchers this year for the first time

2/26/2009

OSTRAVA (February 13, 2009) – Social policy and company bonus payments at OKD are subject to a revolutionary change. Whereas before, individual mines were receiving financial funds that they distributed in cooperation with trade unions to the employees for social, working, sports and cultural events, now every employee of the company shall get a voucher that s/he can use according to his/her sole discretion. The voucher value will vary from CZK 2,400 to CZK 5,600 based on the number of years worked for the company. These rules were stipulated in the new part of the Collective Agreement valid since this January…

OKD has completed refurbishment of the Paskov Mine hoisting equipment

OKD has completed refurbishment of the Paskov Mine hoisting equipment

1/14/2009

OSTRAVA (January 14, 2009) – OKD has completed the refurbishment process of the hoisting equipment located at the concrete hoisting tower at Staříč Site, Paskov Mine last week. The investment worth CZK 30 million shall significantly improve safety and increase the productivity of coal production…

A working accident happened on Wednesday night at Darkov Mine

1/8/2009

OSTRAVA (January 8, 2009) – An accident happened at Darkov Mine on Wednesday January 7, 2009 at 10.15 pm causing death to a 42-years-old cage tender (i.e. worker ensuring transportation of people and supplies in the shaft)…

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