August 9, 2018 / 1:35 PM / a month ago

Vedanta's suspends operations at Zambian unit after worker killed in accident

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Vedanta Resources’ (VED.L) Zambian unit said on Thursday work at its Konkola Copper Mine was stopped after one miner was killed in an underground accident to allow for investigations into the incident, the company said.

FILE PHOTO: A bird flies past the logo of Vedanta installed on the facade of its headquarters in Mumbai, India January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

In July production was halted at the same shaft, shaft 4, after a miner died in an accident.

Vedanta said in June it planned to double copper production at Konkola to 200,000 tonnes in 2019.

Reporting by Chris Mfula, editing by David Evans

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