Miner dies in rock burst

19-12-2010

A rock burst in the Darkov mine near the Silesian town of Karviná took the life of a 48-year-old miner on Sunday afternoon. Another worker suffered minor injuries. The death is the third to occur in a mine owned by the company OKD this year. The company’s spokesman told the Czech Press Agency that the exact cause of the accident would be investigated by a commission of experts from the local mining authority, the Darkov mine and OKD management and union representatives.