Miner crushed to death at Kurubuka mine

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Police are investigating a fatal incident which resulted in the death of 21-year-old bauxite worker Wesley Patoir.

Patoir who hails from Kwakwani was crushed to death at about 15:00hrs yesterday, (Monday, June 05, 2017), at Rusal Bauxite Company, Kurubuka Mines, Upper Demerara-Berbice.

Investigations have so far revealed that the victim was sitting inside the rear right wheel of a parked Loader Truck No. 773E unknown to its driver when suddenly the 61-year-old driver drove off and in the process the victim was hurled and his head crushed.

The body is presently at the Kwakwani Hospital awaiting a post-mortem.

The driver is in custody assisting with the investigation.

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