Borynia Coal Mine


In 1959 the Mining Projects Office in Gliwice established the deposit's boundaries for the construction of a new mine. Mining in the Borynia Coal Mine began in December 1971. 1981 was a time of workers' strikes, which were also organised in Borynia. After the Citizens Militia intervention, the strikers left the mine without fighting. In 2008 there was a tragic accident: six miners died from a methane explosion. Since January 1, 2013, Borynia Coal Mine has been operating as Borynia-Zofiówka-Jastrzębie Coal Mine.

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