Police probing fatal incident at Kupang Backdam


Police ranks in Regional Division #7 are investigating an incident that resulted in the death of Ravin Moses, a 26-year-old miner of Charity, Essequibo coast, which occurred on Monday, December 12, 2022 at Kupang Backdam, Cuyuni River.

At 19:00 hrs on Monday, Mark Samaroo, a 47-year-old miner, went to the 70KM Police checkpoint and reported that he has a mining operation at the above location that consists of an 8-inch land dredge, one excavator and ten men (workers).

He reported to Police that earlier in the day (Monday), at approximately 10:45 hours, Phillip Wilson, a 38-year-old excavator operator, was clearing the land near the pit when the excavator suddenly developed mechanical problems and ‘cut off’ while he was felling a tree. The tree fell toward the pit, striking the deceased and his brother, Shane Moses.

Several workers ran to assist, but Ravin was motionless upon pulling them from beneath the tree. Ravin was taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His brother Shane was taken to Suddie Hospital with multiple injuries to his body.
Ravin’s body is at a mortuary awaiting a Post Mortem Examination (PME).

Investigations are ongoing.


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