Man dies in concrete mixer machine


A worker at Capital Foods Company Limited has died after he got stuck in an operational concrete mixer machine.

According to Kanengo police publicist Salome Zgambo Chibwana, this occurred on Wednesday at Capital Foods Company Limited at Kanengo industrial area in Lilongwe.

Zgambo Chibwana said the deceased has been identified as Gelesomo Chinkhuzi who was working at the company as a casual worker.

According to Chibwana, the victim reported for duty on Wednesday and as they were about to knock off at around 3pm he went inside a concrete mixer machine to clean it up.

His boss unknowingly ordered another person to switch on the machine and after it was switched on they heard a loud voice from inside the machine shouting for help and that is when they realized that there was a person inside it.

The machine was switched off and upon checking inside they found Gelesomo heavily injured with his left leg traumatically amputated.

He was rushed to Kamuzu Central Hospital where he was receiving treatment until he passed on at around 9pm the same day.

Postmortem conducted at Kamuzu Central Hospital shows that death was due to blood loss.

Gelesomo Chinkhuzi hailed from Kanyangala village in the area of Traditional Authority Dzoole in Dowa.