BMWU lobbies for action after BCL deaths


SELEBI-PHIKWE: Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU) will persuade government to take appropriate action before more lives are lost at BCL.

Two miners lost their lives while four were treated for minor injuries in an accident in which the BCL mine’s preliminary internal investigations point to an explosion during drilling last week Tuesday. The incident brought to four the number of lives lost at the mine in a period of a year.

BMWU spokesperson and vice president Joseph Tsimako said the union is concerned about the escalating number of fatalities that continue to claim the lives of employees. “We initiated a meeting with BCL management in January to convey our displeasure regarding safety standards in the mine.

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