Miner crushed to death by tree


Police are investigating the death of 27-year-old Marques Cornelius, a miner of Charity Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast who was crushed by a tree that fell on him on Monday at Big Hope Backdam, Waini.

Police Headquarters in a statement noted that Cornelius was prospecting at the said backdam when the tree fell and pinned him at around 10:35h.

According to the Police statement, workers immediately went to help him and upon removing him from under the tree observed that he was lifeless with blood exiting his ears.

“The employer immediately placed the deceased into his motor vehicle and took the body to the 70km Police Outpost about 16:00hrs on the said date where it was then escorted to the Suddie Public Hospital and examined by a Doctor on duty and pronounced it dead about 18:30hrs,” the Police statement noted.

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