Platinum mining giants Zimplats have confirmed the death of an employee of one of its contractors on Sunday morning.
Zimplats Head of Corporate Affairs, Busi Chindove, said that the employee was fatally injured when a high wall collapsed at the entrance of Ngwarati Mine in Mhondoro-Ngezi. She said:
Zimplats is deeply saddened to confirm a mine fatality incident that occurred at the company’s Ngwarati Mine in Mhondoro-Ngezi.
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.
Zimplat’s Chief Executive, Alex Mhembere, said the rest of the workers were evacuated safely. He expressed condolences to the family of the deceased employee.
It is indeed a difficult time for the whole Zimplats family. Our sincere condolences go to the family, colleagues, and friends of the deceased.