• Body of missing mine rescuer found
  • 12.05.2011
Krupinski mine in Suszec, Silesia
A rescue worker who went missing when rushing to the aid of miners after a methane explosion at the Krupinski mine in Suszec, Silesia, a week ago was found dead this morning.

Radio contact with the 34 year-old man disappeared during the rescue operation last Thursday around 820 metres underground, just hours after what was thought to have been a methane blast.

The search for the man was hampered by difficult conditions in the mine, with smoke, fire and methane still evident after the explosion.

One other rescuer and a miner also died and 11 miners were hospitalised last Thursday.

Investigators are currently looking into whether health and safety standards were being kept to in the mine. (pg)

source: IAR