KCM miner falls to death (Zambia)

A miner at Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) in Chililabombwe has died after accidentally falling on duty.

A KCM spokesperson said in a statement issued in Kitwe yesterday that Eugene Chileshe sustained injuries and later died at Konkola Mine Hospital.

“Konkola Copper Mines would like to report an accidental fall of an employee at Konkola mine. In this incident, the workman, Eugene Chileshe, sustained injuries and he later succumbed to these injuries at Konkola Mine Hospital,” the statement reads in part.

The KCM spokesperson said management has launched an investigation into the incident and will soon report its outcome.

“The KCM management and staff would like to pass heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and wish them God’s guidance during this trying moment,” the statement reads.



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