Tue. Aug 20th, 2019

Polypack employee dies in line of duty

By Yamikani Yapuwa

Blantyre, January 9, Mana: One of the Polypack Limited employees has died after being compressed by a running machine at the company’s factory which is located at Maselema in Limbe Township in Blantyre.

Limbe Police Deputy Publicist, Widson Nhlane, told Malawi News Agency on Tuesday the deceased, Mike Liston, 21, met his fate on Sunday night as he was trying to remove some burning materials from the machine.

“According to the deceased’s supervisor, Yohane Saka, Liston was working as a general labourer at the factory and was on night shift when he met his fate.

“In course of discharging his duties, he saw some materials burning from one of the running machines and he decided to remove them,” said Nhlane.

He said as Liston bent down, his head went close to the machine and so was compressed by the moving machine and subsequently sustained serious head injuries in the process,” said Nhlane.

When his workmates rushed him to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, he died whilst being treated, according to Limbe Police deputy PRO.

“Post-mortem was conducted and it was established that he died due to severe head injuries. Police are appealing to factory workers to be extra careful with the running machines when on duty,” appealed Nhlane.

The deceased was from Mangame Village in Traditional Authority Mabuka in Mulanje District.


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