A search operation is underway at the Chwałowice coal mine in Rybnik. – The insulating dam was broken, i.e. the leakage of the filling, which is a mixture of water and dust. It happened at a depth of 700 meters. Three people were injured. Two of them got up on their own. One is still wanted – said a spokesman for Polska Grupa Górnicza.
Four teams of mining rescuers are looking for an employee of the Chwałowice mine in Rybnik, with whom contact was lost after Friday’s breaking the isolation dam some 700 meters underground, according to the information from Polska Grupa Górnicza.
Two miners came to the surface, it is unknown what about the third
PGG spokesman Tomasz Głogowski said in an interview with us: – At 9:30 am, the insulating dam was broken, i.e. a filling leak, which is a mixture of water and dust. It happened at a depth of 700 meters, deck 405/2. The miners conducted preventive and fire-fighting activities. Three people were injured, two managed to get up on their own. They were transported to the hospital in Rybnik. During the transport they were conscious, their condition is assessed as stable. One person is still wanted.
The state of the third miner is unknown.
It is not known yet why the dam was broken – this will be the subject of proceedings.
Rybnicki Ruch Chwałowice is part of the ROW mine – one of the leading plants of Polska Grupa Górnicza, the largest domestic producer of hard coal.
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