Zambia: Miner electrocuted

A miner at Mopani Copper Mine in Kitwe has died after being electrocuted.

National Union of Miners and Allied Workers -NUMAW Secretary General Goodwell Kaluba has confirmed the development to ZNBC News in Kitwe today-Tuesday.

Mr Kaluba says Morgan Ngosa a thirty – three year old miner who was working as a whistle man died in the early hours of Tuesday.

He said the late Ngosa was operating at 3360 level at Central Shaft when he met his death at about 02 30 hours.

Mr. Kaluba said Ngosa was riding on a electric trolley when the lining of the machine got burnt thereby electrocuting him.

He said the body of the late miner has since been retrieved from the underground.

Meanwhile Operations at the Non Ferrous China Africa- NFCA mining where miners were protesting against the formation of a new company have normalized.

All the workers have returned to work.

National Union of Miners and Allied Workers- NUMAW Secretary General Goodwell Kaluba has confirmed the development to ZNBC news in Kitwe today.

Mr. Kaluba said the miners have returned to work and mining activities are running normally after management gave the workers two options.

He said management asked workers willing to return to work to do so while those who were not interested were asked to sign forms to be laid off.

Mr. Kaluba disclosed that the workers chose to keep their jobs and have since started working.

He also revealed that management has agreed to revisit its decision to operationalise the new company which triggered the protest.

Mr. Kaluba said management has promised to involve the union so that the best way forward is found before the new company can start operations.

He said employees are still working under the old conditions of service as stipulated in the collective agreement signed by NFCA mining.

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