Cane harvester crushed to death by excavator at Uitvlugt Estate

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Deochand Lallchand

A 62-year-old cane harvester was on Wednesday morning crushed to death by an excavator at the Uitvlugt Estate backdam, West Coast Demerara (WCD).

Dead is Deochand Lallchand of Patentia Housing Scheme, West Bank Demerara (WBD).

At around 10:30h, the cane harvester was in the estate backdam picking up cane while the excavator was being operated a short distance away.

Suddenly, the excavator started to reverse at a slow rate of speed, and the track then collided with the cane harvester’s feet, causing him to fall to the ground.

Then, the excavator rolled over his body, crushing him in the process.

The man was picked up and escorted by the police to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced him dead on arrival.

The excavator operator, a 44-year-old man, was arrested and placed into custody.