Miner killed at Mimosa

One miner was killed at the Mimosa Platinum Mine in Zvishavane yesterday after he was struck by a drill on his head, the company said today, four months after another miner died last August when he was crushed by a falling rock.

“The miner Charles Teketai was tramming ore when his Load, Haul and Dump machine (LHD) encroached into a drill steel barricade, resulting in one of the drill steels striking his head. He died from the subsequent injuries,” said head corporate affairs Elizabeth Chibanda in a statement.

Witnesses said that Teketai died immediately.

In 2012, up to 178 miners at Mimosa were trapped in a shaft after a fire broke out.

Mimosa is a 50:50 joint venture between South African miners, Impala Platinum and Aquarius Platinum.-The Source

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