62-Y-O cane harvester crushed to death by excavator at Uitvlugt Estate

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Deochand Lallchand, 62, a cane harvester of Lot 114 Patentia Housing Scheme, West Bank Demerara was on Wednesday crushed to death by an excavator. 

The incident occurred at around 10:30h in the Uitvlugt Estate Back dam.

The machinery was being operated by Vickram Seepersaud, 44, of Lot 692 Recht Door Zee, Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara. 

A Police report said the cane harvester was in the estate’s backdam picking up cane a short distance behind the excavator when it started to reverse east at a slow rate of speed without stopping. 

The excavator track then collided with Lallchand’s feet causing him to fall to the ground and the excavator rolled over him, smashing his body. 

He was picked up and escorted by Police ranks to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. 

His body was later escorted to Ezekiel Funeral Home where it is awaiting a post mortem examination. The excavator operator was arrested and placed into custody. 

Further investigations are in progress.

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