Fatal Lumwana Open Pit Mine accident kills truck operator

Lumwana mine truck workshop
Lumwana mine truck workshop

A dump truck Operator at Lumwana’s Chimiwungo Open Pit Mine in Solwezi  district has been killed in a fatal accident.

Lumwana Mining Company, General Manger, Bill MacNevin confirmed the death of the truck operator Peter Chanda aged 36 to ZANIS in a statement released in Lusaka today.


Mr. MacNevin said Mr Chanda who worked for the company for over six years sustained injuries during the mine vehicle accident.

He stated that all relevant authorities have been notified and that the company is fully cooperating to ascertain the cause of the accident.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Peter’s family at this time of tragic loss,’ he said in a statement.


  1. very sad indeed,I think miners deserve better salaries coz they really risk their lives.hope and trust his family will be taken care of by the company.