Miner dies in Ostrava mine

07-08-2012

A 46-year-old miner died in a mining accident at the Paskov mine in Ostrava on Tuesday, in the north-east of the country, a spokesman for the OKD firm said. The man died tunnelling a corridor 1,100 metres below the surface. The authorities are now investigating the cause of the accident, the third that has been registered this year. Last year, five miners died in accidents in OKD-owned mines.