Chinese Employee Dies After Falling Off A Scaffold At The Hwange Power Station

Chinese Employee Dies After Falling Off A Scaffold At The Hwange Power Station:

A 42-year-old Chinese employee died after he fell off a scaffold at the Hwange Power Station where he was working.

It was reported that a Chinese employee Kong Demin (42) died on the 31st of January 2021 after he fell 31 meters from a scaffolding where he was welding at his workplace at the Hwange Power Station.

According to a local publication New Zimbabwe, Demin was employed by SinoHydro, a Chinese state-owned engineering and construction company contracted to build the power station in Hwange.

It is reported that on the 31st of January at around 6.30 am Kong Demin commenced duty as usual at Boiler Number 8 where the company was carrying out construction work.

However, at around 8 am as Demin was welding at a height of 31 meters up Boiler Number 8, he fell on a platform and fractured his leg and hip. He was immediately rushed to Hwange Colliery Hospital where he was admitted.

“At around 8 am he was welding at a height of 31 meters above ground on scaffolding. He fell and landed on a 15-meter high platform and was rushed to Hwange Colliery Hospital with a broken leg and fractured hip,” reads the police in a memo.

Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries. He died on the same day at around 11.30 am.

A report was made to the police and his body was taken to United Bulawayo Hospitals for a postmortem.

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