Four miners and one rescuer were killed after two probable methane explosions in the Pniowek coal mine in Pawlowice, southern Poland, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday afternoon.
Miners working for the Polish Mining Group (PGG), Europe's biggest hard coal producer, have voted to strike in a company-wide referendum after talks with management and officials from the state-assets ministry failed to end a wage dispute.
Workers from the Polish Mining Group (PGG), Europe's biggest hard coal producer, who on Monday blocked coal transports to power plants, continued their protest on Wednesday following a fiasco of talks with PGG's management.
One miner has already been found and taken to hospital after a 15-hour long rescue operation at the Bielszowice mine, southern Poland, following a Saturday morning tremor. The search for a second miner continues.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Moraiecki has forwarded condolences to the families of two miners killed in an accident in the Myslowice-Wesola coal mine in southern Poland on Thursday.
Two miners were killed in an accident in the Mysłowice-Wesoła coal mine in southern Poland on Thursday, the city's mayor has said.
The number of miners of the Polish Mining Group (PGG) holding an underground protest has grown to over 400 according to unionists.
The Polish Mining Group (PGG) said on Thursday that the situation regarding large-scale coronavirus infections among miners is getting much better, as 78 percent of infected miners have so far recovered.
Coal mines are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus and the government expects high numbers of detected infections in the next 8-10 days, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday.
The total number of miners confirmed with coronavirus infection stood at 3,640 on Tuesday morning, coal companies are still receiving the results of large-scale coronavirus testing, information provided by sanitary services coal industries has shown.