- Mimosa accident claims worker
- Mine says investigating circumstances surrounding accident
MIMOSA on Wednesday announced that the company lost one of its workers, Stephen Chizola, in a mine accident.
Chizola was reportedly in shaft thirty-six level of the mine when a rock fell and seriously injured him.
In a statement, Mimosa said it was with regret that such a thing had happened at its mining location in Zvishavane.
According to reports, Chizola was immediately attended to and evacuated from under the ground.
He, however, later died on admission at the mine clinic.
“First aid was promptly administered before he was evacuated from underground: He passed on upon admission at the mine clinic,” noted the statement.
The deceased joined Mimosa Mine on August 29 last year and worked as a Face Preparation Supervisor, a position that he still held.
He is survived by four children.
According to the mine, full investigations are already underway to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the accident.
The mining company has urged all employees to exercise maximum diligence and reiterated its committment to the complete safety of its workforce in all its mining activities.