Four perish in BCL mine accident

BCL miners underground
BCL miners underground

Four BCL miners perished Sunday evening as preliminary information suggests that a rope snapped while a cage was transporting workers at end of shift. The weekend incident has shattered the fatality-prone BCL mine safety priorities which have been questionable as for the past two years (2014/2015) the mine recorded the highest number of fatalities in the sector, with 11 deaths.

Addressing the Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU) congress in Tlokweng last year, the union president, Jack Tlhagale blasted the BCL mine for recording the highest casualties out of 17 miners.

In recent time, 11 miners died at BCL mine, two at the Tati Nickel's Phoenix mine where Moolmans did mining, one miner was run over by a front end loader at Boseto mine, two died from a ground fall at Ghaghoo mine in the CKGR and at the Jwaneng mine a miner died from a slope failure.

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