Sunday 7 June, 2020

Young man dies from freak accident at Riverton Landfill

File photo

File photo

It was perhaps a typical workday, but definitely not the normal outcome for a young man in St Andrew on Thursday.

Twenty-one-year-old Samoia Brown of Rushworth, West Bay Farm in the parish, died from an incident at the Riverton Landfill, also in the parish,  in mid-afternoon, during which he sustained serious injuries.

Reports from the Seaview Gardens police are that about 2.15 pm, Brown was involved in the unloading of a truck at the landfill, when he slipped and was hit by the tailgate of the vehicle.

He was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police investigations continue into the incident.

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