Polish miner killed in Czech mining accident

Prague- A 43-year-old Polish miner died early Tuesday in a coal mining accident in the north-eastern Czech Republic, a spokesman for the mine’s owner said. The man was killed by a coal-cutting machine one kilometre below the ground in the Karvina mine, said its owner, OKD, the country’s biggest mining firm. The cause of the first deadly accident in the OKD mines this year was not immediately known and is under investigation, the company said. OKD operates coal mines in the country’s north-east. Last year, three people died in its mines. The firm’s owner, New World Resources NV, listed its shares on Prague, Warsaw and London stock exchanges in 2008.



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