Miner dies in blast

A MINER of Twampane Enterprises, a contractor engaged by Konkola Copper Mine (KCM), has died during blasting at Nchanga underground mine in Chingola.
National Union of Miners and Allied Workers (NUMAW) national secretary Saul Simujika said in an interview yesterday that Lawrence Mwelwa of Soweto Township died in a mine accident during a blasting exercise at Nchanga underground mine.
“Mr Mwelwa strayed into the area where they were blasting, he did not know that there was some blasting taking place,” he said.
Mr Simujika said NUMAW regrets the death of its member.
He said NUMAW is waiting for a full report from Twampane Enterprises and the Mines Safety Department (MSD).

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