Miner Trapped To Death

From William Nlanjerbor JALULAH, Gbane
A driller with Shanxi Mining Company at Gbane in the Talensi district of the Upper East Region was killed on Monday, while working in a pit. The accident occurred at about 4:30pm.

Mr. Samuel Bang was trapped in what the company described as vertical shaft whilst working. Mr. Maxwell Eioma, Public Relations Officer of the company, who confirmed this in an interview with The Chronicle explained that management suspected at the time of the accident, an unknown cavity beneath where the deceased was standing to drill caved in, forcing water and vibration to loosen the stock pile.

He fell into the cavity, while the other hang ups continuously fell on him till he was eventually trapped.

Mr. Eliona further explained that the sinking method of drilling that was been used by the deceased was what the company had used since its inception in the area and so it came to them as a surprise that the accident occurred.

That notwithstanding, he said the company would investigate the accident and make public the actual cause of the accident. Meanwhile, at the time of filing this report, the rescue team was yet to bring out the body from the pit.

From William Nlanjerbor JALULAH, Gbane


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