ONE MINER was critically wounded and a second was killed at the iron ore mine in Nižná Slaná, in eastern Slovakia, on May 13 by a large piece of ore that fell from the ceiling, the Pravda daily wrote.
Pavol Tekely, 24, was killed instantly and Martin Kraga, 27, is fighting for his life at the Rožňava hospital.
“His condition is critical,” Dr. Anna Patakyová told the daily.
The cause of the accident is being investigated.
A similar tragedy occurred at the same mine last September, the daily wrote. A large piece of the ore fell and killed a 29-year-old and a 35-year-old miner.
An investigation at that time concluded that the incident was purely accidental.
19. May 2008 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff from press reports