MINER at First Quantum Minerals (FQM) in Kalumbila has been crushed to de#th
A MINER at First Quantum Minerals (FQM) in Kalumbila has been crushed to de#th by a dump truck in a mine accident that has left one other person battling for his life.
Police in North Western and FQM have both confirmed to Mwebantu that the fatal accident happened at Kalumbila open pit mine when the truck ran over a Toyota Land Cruiser where the deceased, Lolian Chona, 47, was a passenger.
According to North Western province commanding officer Dennis Moola, the dump truck hit a stationary Toyota Land Cruiser, crashing it to the ground.
He said Mr Chona sustained fatal injuries and died on the spot while Davis Muyata, 35 had a bruised face and right arm among other injuries before being rushed to Marybergy clinic.
“The accident happened yesterday about 23:50 hrs at Kalumbila Mine pit 1088 area. Involved was male Exevior Bwalya 42, who whilst driving an RD284 dump truck hit into a Toyota Land Cruiser,” Mr Moola said.
Meanwhile, FQM has expressed sadness at the accident.
“FQM is deeply saddened to announce that a worker at its Trident operation passed away following a traffic accident in the Sentinel Open Pit, involving a dump light truck and a light vehicle,” FQM chief executive officer Tristan Pascall said in a statement.