A worker in the coal mine Kakanj in central Bosnia died from injuries sustained at work, the mine said. The accident happened in the first shift during early working hours.
According to the mine, the killed worker was the driver of a diesel engine. He was rushed to a hospital in nearby Zenica, but the doctors couldn’t save him.
Mining is notoriously dangerous line of work in Bosnia. Five miners died in an accident in the Kakanj mine in 2015, rising the death toll to 14 in the country that year. With dilapidated infrastructure and modernization of mines lagging behind, accidents are a common occurrence.