Zimplats Mine Accident Claims One Life

Workers at Zimplats' Ngwarati Mine (File Photo)

Sad Update: Zimplats Mine Accident Claims One Life:

In a sad development, an employee of one of Zimplats’ contractors died yesterday from injuries he sustained when a high wall collapsed at the entrance of Ngwarati Mine in Mhondoro-Ngezi. 

According to a local publication the Herald, Zimplats head of corporate affairs, Busi Chindove confirmed the incident that occurred yesterday around 9.50 am. 

“Zimplats is deeply saddened to confirm a mine fatality incident that occurred at the company’s Ngwarati Mine in Mhondoro-Ngezi,” she said. 

“Sadly, one employee working for one of the company’s contractors, succumbed to injuries sustained in the incident that occurred when a high wall collapsed at the Ngwarati Mine box-cut (entrance to the mine). 

“The tragic incident occurred at 09.50hrs on Sunday February 14, 2021.” 

Mrs Chindove said despite the accident, Zimplats remains committed to delivering a safe working environment for its employees. 

Zimplat’s chief executive, Mr Alex Mhembere said the rest of the workers were evacuated safely. 

“It is indeed a difficult time for the whole Zimplats family. Our sincere condolences go to the family, colleagues, and friends of the deceased.

Details on the deceased have not yet been revealed.

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