AN expatriate miner at Mopani Copper Mine in Kitwe has died after falling off from the underground shaft.
Copperbelt deputy Police chief, Byemba Musole confirmed that Thomas Petrus, 47, died on Sunday, while on duty.
Mr Musole said Mr Petrus was a surveyor at Murray and Roberts Company contracted by the Mopani Copper Mine.
“There was a fatal accident at Mopani in which a miner died on the spot after falling off from the shaft,” he said.
He said Mr Petrus was trying to fix something when he fell off the shaft and died on the spot. Mr Musole said the miner sustained multiple body injuries and died instantly after falling from the underground shaft.
Mr Musole said Police had since instituted investigations to determine the circumstances that led to the death of Mr Petrus.
Zambia today joins the rest of the world in commemorating the Word Day of Safety and Health at work, and ensure that workers are safe at the their workplaces.