11 Feb Mopani suspends Mindola shaft operations in Zambia after fire accident
Glencore’s Zambian unit Mopani Copper Mines has suspended operations at its Mindola North Shaft in Kitwe following an underground fire accident that killed three workers.
The production quantity that would be lost due to the suspension was not clear, Reuters reported.
The accident was confirmed by Mopani public relations manager Nerbert Mulenga, who said that the incident occurred when a loader caught fire.
Mulenga was quoted by zambiareports.com as saying that the company, along with the Mine Safety Department and other relevant authorities, is currently carrying out an investigation to determine the cause of the incident.