Chingola miner dies after falling off a crane

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A miner has died after falling off a crane as he was fixing a roof at KCM’s Nchanga Smelter in Chingola District, Copperbelt Province.

Confirming the sad development, Copperbelt deputy police chief Wamunyima Wamunyima identified the deceased as 42-year-old Gabbicas Siachipula of 4 Katilungu Street in Chiwemapala.

Wamunyima explained that the deceased sustained a cut on the head and bruises on both legs.

“The accident happened yesterday (Thursday) June 13, 2019 around 18:20 hours. Siachipula was an employee and a senior supervisor of Dontek Engineering, a company contracted by Konkola Copper Mines. He fell from the height about 20 metres high of the crane as he was trying to fix the loose roof which was about to fall off. He was rushed to Nchanga South Mine Hospital where he was admitted but later died. The body is in Nchanga South Mine Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem,” said Wamunyima.

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