Gold miner, Metallon Corporation has reported the death of an employee following an accident during underground mining operations at its subsidiary, How Mine.
Bulawayo Mining Company owns How Mine which is Metallon’s flagship low cost, mining operation.
“Bulawayo Mining Company regrets to advise that and employee was fatally injured on Monday, September 19, 2022 during underground mining operations at How Mine. Following the accident, first aid rendered on-site and the employee, Air Loader Operator William James was evacuated to the Mine Wellness Centre, where he was regrettably pronounced dead,” the group said.
“This is an extremely tragic incident for the How Mine community which has operated for over four million man hours without a fatality. Management extends its deepest condolences to the bereaved and has immediately mobilized all necessary support to the deceased’s family and colleagues,”
“All relevant authorities have been notified. Detailed investigations into the incident have begun, in partnership with the Mines Inspectorate and independent investigators, including the equipment supplier.”