Man killed after falling on steel rods from culvert construction

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A 43-year-old man was Thursday killed after he reportedly fell from a bicycle onto steel rods protruding from a culvert construction project at Eccles, East Bank Demerara.

The man has been identified as Troy Anthony Ponton.

Troy Anthony Ponton.

Police reported that Ponton, of the Diamond Housing Scheme, was riding his pedal cycle in the company of his friend Brenton Rodney when they rode onto the pavement which had unfinished work and several steel rods protruding from the culvert.

Rodney stated that he heard an impact and he stopped his cycle and called out to his friend but he was not seen nor did he get a response. Rodney told Police he turned around to investigate and there he observed the victim in an upright position with his head resting on the steel rods protruding from his nose.

The ambulance service was summoned and the man was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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