Miner killed in 16-metre fall

21-06-2010

A 54-year-old miner was fatally injured on Monday at a mine in the Karvina area, after falling down a 16-metre deep shaft. The accident took place at the ČSM mine at around noon and the police are investigating if negligence in safety was a factor. The death was the second at the mine this year: in February another man died about a kilometre below ground when he was injured by heavy machinery.