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15 August, 2020
 
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Man crushed to death on the job in Limassol

Local wage earner dies in Limassol after stacks of wood collapse during unloading process

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A local worker was killed on the job on Tuesday when wood weighing over a ton collapsed on him at a worksite in Limassol.

According to local media, 65-year-old Loucas Mosfilis was working with timber at a formwork site in Limassol, when timber and wood panels collapsed, trapping him underneath a weight of about 1.5 tons.

It was understood that Mosfilis was operating a forklift when two loads of timber stacked in an irregular manner ended up collapsing during the unloading process

Mosfilis was rushed to the Emergency Room at Limassol General Hospital where doctors on duty pronounced him dead on arrival.

Additional reports said there were preliminary indications suggesting that the incident took place during the offloading of crates from a shipping container that had arrived from Russia.

It was understood that Mosfilis, described as a Greek Cypriot wage earner, was operating a forklift when two loads of timber that had been stacked in an irregular manner ended up collapsing during the unloading process.

Officials were said to be investigating the incident including whether the appropriate method for unloading wood had been correctly evaluated prior to commencing the task at hand.

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