BCL records highest number of deaths nationally

BCL recorded the highest deaths in mines across the country in 2015, Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU) president Jack Tlhagale told delegates at the union’s ongoing elective congress in Gaborone yesterday.

“That BCL tops the list with 11 deaths is a matter of great concern in regard to deteriorating levels of safety in that mine,” Tlhagale said.

According to Tlhagale, the situation is so dire that between January and February 2015, the mine had seven fatal accidents and 89 lost time (reportable) injuries. He said preventable occurrences at BCL confirm that another major disaster is looming.

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Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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