Operator crushed to death by backhoe loader
BEAUFORT: The operator of a Caterpillar backhoe loader was killed when the vehicle landed on its side at Kampung Tandoi, Membakut here yesterday.
The victim was identified as Raymond b. Malintang, 4.5 from Kg Mandalipau, Papar.
District police chief DSP Azmir Bin Abdul Razak said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics due to head injuries.
“Initial police investigation showed the victim lost control of the vehicle before it slipped and fell on its side around 3.50pm.
“The victim was pinned under the machine but other workers managed to pull him out,” he said, adding that the man’s body was taken to the district hospital for a post-mortem.
Azmir said the incident happened at a road construction site.
The case is being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
The Caterpillar backhoe loader that fell on its side at Kampung Tandoi in Membakut yesterday.