Miner dies after Copper concentrates collapses at Kansanshi Mines


A 23-year-old man died on the spot after a heap of Copper concentrates collapsed on him at Kansanshi Mine in Solwezi.

The incident happened as the miners were loading the commodity on a front hand loader using shovels on Thursday night around 21 hours.

One other miner escaped unhurt.

Both Northwestern Province Commanding Officer, Fabian Katiba, and a brother to the deceased, James Nyumbula, confirmed the death of David Nyumbula, of Mushitala compound in Solwezi.

Mr Katiba said Police have launched investigations into the cause of the accident.

He said the body of the deceased is in Solwezi General Hospital mortuary awaiting postmodern and burial on Monday next week.

This is the second death recorded at Kansanshi mine, within 12 months.

Last year, a spotter was crushed by a truck in the mining area.



  1. why using amashofolo imwe?? dont you have machines meant for that job? Gonvt do something dont just appease these infestors. Let the late family be companseted by the mine owners period. Hee, minister for mines and fimo fimo here is the job.

  2. Sleep well my brother. God will surely take care of the remaining ones. lesa talekelesha.we thank God for the time you spent down here and we pray that you rise on the D day.

  3. I hope such miners hav a risk allowance and a policy that takes care of the deceased’s family. The job that miners do is so risky. It is not merely sitting and waiting for the mid-term graduity.

  4. #4, while we regret the death of this young man, employeed state of the art technology when loading the said stuff will negatively contribute to unemployment in Solwezi. All we need to put in place are safety measures to protect the Mafosholo boys. May the soul of David Nyumbula rest in peace.

  5. #4,dont show ignorance,shovels are big machines in minning used for loading copper.dont just eat at home.find work so that you learn something period.

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