Man plunges 1,000 feet down a precipice at Guaracara quarry

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Man plunges 1,000 feet down a precipice at Guaracara quarry

A 62-year-old man is dead after he allegedly lost control of a tractor he was driving and plunged some 1,000 feet down a precipice in Guaracara on Thursday.

Motilal Ramnath, a watchman at H Dookeran Quarry located at 4 Guaracara Quarry Road, Williamsville, was given permission to operate a tractor to clear an area of yellow limestone on the eastern side of the quarry.

Ramnath reportedly started the task at around 9 am, but five hours later another worker, Ricky Rampaul, a mechanic, observed several trees smashed and tracker tracks leading down a precipice.

He did not see the tractor.

The Princes Town Fire Station was contacted and a team of officers responded. They discovered the tractor down a 1,000-foot precipice with Ramnath in the cab.

Investigations are continuing.