Police probe death of man allegedly hit by loader

POLICE are investigating the death of a 33-year-old man who was allegedly hit by a loader while working at a sawmill yard in Savusavu.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the Savusavu police station was alerted on Wednesday night after the incident.

“After 9pm, the general manager of the company rang and reported that a truck driver fell off a truck,” she said.

“Upon initial enquiries, the victim, a truck driver was allegedly accidentally hit by a loader driven by a man in his 40s, in the company yard.

“Post mortem was arranged to determine the cause of death,” she said.

Divisional police commander northern Senior Superintendent Eparama Waqa confirmed the incident saying they were off-loading logs from the truck when the accident happened.

He said investigations into the matter continued.

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