A 42 year old Indonesian miner has died from injuries he sustained after being hit and pushed by a launder steel pipe whilst working at a process plant at Kansanshi mine in Solwezi District in Northwestern province.
The accident took place on Thursday 23rd March 2017 around 03:00 hours at the mine’s floatation area but the matter was only reported to police in Solwezi on Saturday..
ZANIS reports that Northwestern province Commissioner of Police Auxensio Daka has confirmed the incident in an interview today and identified the deceased as Antonius Simatupang, a pipe fitter.
Mr Daka said Simatupang died on 24th March at Kenneth Kaunda International airport as he was about to be flown to South Africa after being referred there by doctors at Mukinge mission hospital where he was attended to.
Mr Simatupang sustained rupture of the lung due to the accident and was rushed to Merryberg clinic in Solwezi and then to Mukinge mission hospital in Kasempa for surgery.
The Police Chief said the body is in the mortuary in Lusaka awaiting postmortem and a docket has been opened to ascertain the facts that led to the death.