Hardly two weeks after an underground worker with kilembe mines was hit by a Wagon crushing his intestines and died on spot inside the tunnels, another miner was in the morning of December 13, 2015 crushed by the milling machine dying instantly.
In an incident which took place at around 5:54 am the deceased who have been identified as Kisunju Enosi 19 said to have worked for only four days at the copper mining company was pulled by the conveyor belt pushing him into the stone crusher with copper stones but the attendant was able to Save his remains by switching off the machine though the head had gone.
For those who saw the remains say that the head was smashed like minced meant for samosa and was nowhere to be seen and pulling the lower parts from the milling machine was a tag of war.
Eye witnesses say that Kisunju had a full combat of safety gears but had an oversize jacket which was grabbed the wave of the conveyor belt and landed him into the mill that crushed his bones like a python victim.
“Had his colleague not been too fast to switch off the machines his body would only be mixed in the copper because he could be spared with this machine which mills the stones and produce only supper posho like soils,” noted an eye witness.
On December 2, 2015 another underground worker identified AS Kalisya Zimonia died as a result of locomotive wagon weighing one and a half tones that hit him after it derailed and raptured his intestines.
The project manager Tibet Hima mining company which took over the mining activity at kilembe mines hospital described the incident as a fatal accident.
He revealed that the deceased had just been employed in the company and was trusted to be a hardworking and experienced person.
The two deaths incidents has caused fear among the casual workers who say are just sent to work anywhere within the premise without induction in basic safety management.
“Tibet has become a death trap and has tormented many lives including those who get injuries and this may force us to lay down tools until working environment is improved,” said Patrick Kithili.
By Simon Turibamwe.