MUN calls for clarity

31 January 2021 | Accidents

Karibib • Erwin Leuschner



The Mine Workers Union of Namibia (MUN) in the Erongo region has expressed criticism at the management of the Okatji marble quarry near Karibib after a passenger in a front loader was fatally injured recently.

“We are particularly dismayed by the lack of information that should be made available by the mine owners and the inspectors who are leading the investigation,” the union said in a statement.

The incident at the quarry occurred a good two weeks ago.

According to police reports, the driver of the front loader lost control of the vehicle and rolled down a mountain.

Both occupants were flung out of the vehicle. Co-driver Alfeus Heingo (57) died on the spot, while the 58-year-old driver was hospitalized in Omaruru.

In the statement, MUN describes Heingo as a staunch union member.

“The union has requested information about the investigation and documents on several occasions to determine more precisely what happened,” it said.

However, the union is concerned about the “owner’s shady attitude”, who apparently does not want to answer all their questions.

As a result the union is concerned “about the serious security breaches” that are a “chronic problem in the marble mining and granite industry”.

For this reason, MUN has called for stricter measures to “guarantee uncompromising health and safety standards and compliance thereof”.

“We will not rest until the facts of this incident have been brought to light and the necessary steps are taken to bring those responsible to justice.”

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