Young worker crushed to death at pa­per fac­tory

The Myanmar Times - - News -

A teenage worker at a pa­per mill was crushed to death while try­ing to do main­te­nance work on Septem­ber 15.

Ko Zin Ko Htet, 18, from Hlaing Thar­yar town­ship was work­ing a red-eye shift at the Yar Su Thit pa­per fac­tory when the ma­chine stopped work­ing around 2am. He stopped the ma­chine to in­ves­ti­gate the mal­func­tion.

Shortly af­ter the ma­chines were stopped, shift leader Ko Win Zaw Oo, 31, was look­ing for Ko Zin Ko Htet on the floor of the fac­tory com­pound and, not find­ing him, as­sumed he was sleep­ing. Ko Win Zaw Oo restarted the pa­per grind­ing process.

Around 3am, work­ers dis­cov­ered tat­ters of the teenager’s clothes ejected by the ma­chine. Soon af­ter they dis­cov­ered he had been killed, and called po­lice.

The In­sein Po­lice Sta­tion opened a case against Ko Win Zaw Oo un­der sec­tion 304 of the pe­nal code for cul­pa­ble homi­cide. –Toe Wai Aung, trans­la­tion by

Khine Thazin Han

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