The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident at the Guanapo Landfill at around 10:50am on Monday.
The Solid Waste Management Company Limited says preliminary reports indicate a female salvager succumbed this morning to injuries she sustained while on site.
In a media release, SWMCOL said she inadvertently came into contact with the bucket of an excavator.
SWMCOL reiterated to users of the nation’s landfills to exercise caution while on the premises and to always adhere to health and safety guidelines.
Additionally, the landfill is currently close to facilitate the investigation.
The company said further information on this tragic accident will be released as it becomes available.