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Poland Rescuer Deaths During Recovery Operations

Source: Proceedings of the 7th International Mine Ventilation Congress

Problems in Conducting Rescue Operations Under Difficult Microclimate Conditions
By Z. Kajdasz and A. Plata
Central Mines Rescue Station
Bytom, Poland

1950
Jowisz Mine
1 rescuers died from heat-stroke.

1951
Katowice Mine
3 rescuers died from heat-stroke.

1951
Lagiewniki Mine
3 rescuers died from heat-stroke.

1955
Pawel Mine
2 rescuers died from heat-stroke.

1958
Dimitrow Mine
1 rescuer died from heat-stroke.

1975
Myslowice Mine
During the operation connected with containing the fire-field in the Myslowice Mine, the hot air blown out during the penetration of a system of excavations by rescuers, all of them suffered heat-stroke and died.

1975
Modrzejow Mine
Rescuers who entered the abandoned working as well as those running the rescue operation in the Modrzejow Mine died.

February 24, 1998
Niwka-Modrzejow Mine
Six miners with damaged oxygen masks died of asphyxiation after being sent into a shuttered shaft in violation of security regulations at the Niwka-Modrzejow mine in the Silesian town of Sosnowiec.