Miner dies after pit collapses at Imbaimadai

first_imgA miner was on Tuesday morning killed after a mining pit in which he was working caved in at Imbaimadai, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).The dead man has been identified as Almo Adams. Police Divisional Commander, Kevin Adonis when contacted confirmed that the now dead man was “jetting” when the walls of the pit came crashing down.The officials stated that Adams was trapped under the mud. His co-workers rushed to his rescue but took some time to pull him from under the mud. He was subsequently taken to the Imbaimadai Health Centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The incident reportedly occurred at about 10:00h. Adams’ body has been transported to the Bartica Hospital Mortuary and an investigation has been launched into the incident.In January, 23-year-old Handel Payne, also called “Daggie”, of Kaneville Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, was killed after a mining pit collapsed at 35 Miles Konawaruk Backdam, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).It was reported that Payne and others were working in the mining pit when a section of the mud wall collapsed behind him, trapping him beneath the debris in the mid-section. He reportedly fell unconscious by which time the water began to rise rapidly. He was submerged and subsequently drowned.He was later pulled out and rushed to the Mahdia Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.last_img

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