A National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) artisan was seriously injured in the head after a piece of timber struck him and became lodged in his forehead.
The incident occurred at the NRZ mechanical workshops in Raylton on Wednesday morning.
NRZ Public Affairs and Stakeholder Relations Manager, Andrew Kunambura, confirmed the incident to CITE. He said:
We can confirm a workplace injury involving a Senior Wood Machinist which occurred on Wednesday 7 December 2022.
This happened when he was planking a piece of timber that flew back at him from the powerful circular saw machine he was using.
This resulted in a splinter hitting him on the forehead and injuring him. He was preparing it for a student undergoing a trade test.
Kunambura said the Senior Wood Machinist was admitted at Mpilo Central Hospital where he was receiving treatment and his condition was stable.
CITE reported sources as saying the artisan’s forehead was stitched after the piece of wood was removed.