Cops in Regional Division Seven are investigating an incident that resulted in the death of Ravin Moses, a 26-year-old miner of Charity, Essequibo coast. The incident occurred on Monday, December 12, 2022, at Kupang Backdam, Cuyuni River.
At 19:00hrs, Mark Samaroo, a 47-year-old miner, went to the 70KM Police checkpoint and reported that earlier in the day, 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, hitting Ravin and his brother, Shane Moses.
Several workers ran to assist, but Ravin Moses was motionless. He 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.
Investigations are ongoing.