1 miner killed, 5 injured in 2 accidents in Poland
Authorities say one miner has been killed and five have been injured in two accidents in Poland. Regional Mining Office spokesman Krzysztof Krol said Monday that a 43-year-old miner died when scaffolding he was dismantling hit him 850 meters (2,800 feet) below ground in the Makoszowy mine in the southern city of Zabrze. In a separate incident Monday five miners suffered various injuries when a sudden tremor trapped them 1,000 meters (3,000 feet) underground at the Bielszowice mine in Ruda Slaska. Local mining company spokesman Zbigniew Madej said all five remain hospitalized. The accidents come on the heels of a methane explosion Sept. 18 at Wujek-Slask mine that killed 20 miners.