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MINER D!ES AT KANSANSHI MINE

A miner at Kansanshi Mine in Solwezi has died after being injured following a rock fall at underground dewatering decline portal which is under development in the main pit.

In a brief statement from Kansanshi Mine Corporate Communications Department, the incident occured on 23rd November at approximately 20.15hrs.

“On 23rd November at approximately 20.15hrs a rock fall incident occurred at our underground dewatering decline portal which is under development in the main pit.Most regrettably Mr Stephen Musukwa an employee of our contractor Reliant Drilling, was injured at the site of the incident,” read part of the statement.

“Mr Musukwa was attended to by paramedics and evacuated to South Africa for treatment, where he died from his injuries.”

The statement says the relevant authorities have been informed and are at the scene of the incident.

“Our sincere condolences go out to his family, workmates and friends.Our priority for now is to ensure that his family receives our support during this difficult time,” said the mine.

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