A Bulawayo Mining Company air loader operator Mr William James died at How Mine yesterday during underground operations.
Following the accident, James was taken to the Mine’s wellness centre where he was pronounced dead.
In a statement the company expressed sadness following the fatality.
“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 bereaved, and has immediatedly 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.
How Mine will continue to review safety measures to prevent such accidents from recurring,” the company said in a statement.
How Mine is located in Bulawayo and recently won an award for the most improved gold miner of the year 2021 from the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development.