AN employee of one of Zimplats’ contractors died Sunday morning from injuries he sustained when a high wall collapsed at the entrance of Ngwarati Mine in Mhondoro-Ngezi.
An undisclosed number of employees were nearly trapped at the mine before they were rescued. Zimplats Head of Corporate Affairs, Busi Chindove confirmed the incident that occurred yesterday at around 0950 hours.
“Zimplats is deeply saddened to confirm a mine fatality incident that occurred at the company’s Ngwarati Mine in Mhondoro-Ngezi,” she said.
“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.”
Mrs Chindove said despite the accident, Zimplats remains committed to delivering a safe working environment for its employees.
Zimplat’s Chief Executive, Mr Alex Mhembere said the rest of the workers were evacuated safely.
“It is indeed a difficult time for the whole Zimplats family. Our sincere condolences go to the family, colleagues, and friends of the deceased.