POLICE are appealing to the public to take extra precaution in working environments, especially, when dealing with equipment that could be harmful in any way.
This follows an incident on Tuesday afternoon when a 37-year-old welder of Naulu Rd died after he was run over by a bus he was conducting repairs on.
The man was underneath the bus conducting repair works at a garage in 9 Miles, Nasinu with two other mechanics aged 24 and 17.
It is alleged the 24-year-old instructed the 17-year-old to turn on the ignition as he wanted to tighten the dragging arm. Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said as a result, the ignition was switched on to free the steering when the bus suddenly jerked in front and the rear left tyre went over the man.
“The man was rushed to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital by workmates and was pronounced dead on arrival,” she said.
Ms Naisoro said their investigations were continuing but advised workers and employers to take extra precaution at work.
“Please be careful of the dangers in your working environment and ensure all necessary safety precautions are taken at all times,” she said.