A 20-year-old miner died on the spot after a tree fell on him in the mining areas aback Port Kaituma in the North West District on Monday.
While details are sketchy, this newspaper understands that Kevin La Cruz, of Good Hope, East Coast Demerara and of the Pomeroon, was operating an excavator in the backdam area aback Port Kaituma when a tree fell on him.
He sustained multiple injuries to his body and his neck was said to have been broken during the incident. He was taken to the Port Kaituma District hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
La Cruz’z body is at the Lyken’s Funeral Parlour in the city.