Employee dies after pinned by excavator
A 19-year-old interior worker perished on his way for medical attention hours after he was pinned by the bucket of an excavator in the Ikawan Backdam.
The incident which left Andy Singh dead occurred around 09:00 hours on Monday.
Reports reaching this newspaper stated that Singh, of Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara, who worked with a private company in the interior was searching for a piece of hose near the bucket of the heavy duty machinery, which was left unattended.
The bucket subsequently fell down, pinning Singh in the process.
Kaieteur News was told that the young man managed to scream and alerted other workers who later switched on the machinery and freed Singh.
But by that time he had already sustained serious injury.
Frantic efforts were made to get him to medical attention but because of the remoteness of the area, he succumbed before this could be obtained.
Singh’s body was brought to the city where a post mortem examination will be done today.