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Digger hits man

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A 49-YEAR-OLD man is recovering in the Labasa Hospital men's ward after he was hit by a digger arm at the Waitovure bend in Bua at the weekend.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro confirmed this yesterday, saying the victim was a machine operator at Wairiki.

"The victim was servicing his roller when a 37-year-old Chinese national who tried to move the digger towards the unfilled portion of a road accidentally bent the arm over and it hit the victim," she said.

"The arm landed on the victim's back causing him to fall in the roller engine compartment.

"He sustained multiple bruises and is now admitted in the men's ward in satisfactory condition. The incident happened over the weekend."

Ms Naisoro has urged industrial workers to be more vigilant while operating heavy machines.

"We are once again requesting people to be extra cautious when handling heavy machinery."

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