Security guard crushed to death by gate

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Security guard crushed to death by gate

A security officer was crushed to death after a gate fell on him while at work, earlier today.

Forty-year-old Steven Noreiga of Five Rivers, Arouca, was said to be at work in El Socorro, when his supervisor—who reportedly contacted the police around 3:10 am—indicated he was unable to make contact with Noreiga.

Residents in the area contacted police and officers from the Barataria Police Station responded.

They found Noreiga unresponsive and bleeding from a wound to the head.

Reports indicate that the security officer was found pinned beneath an iron gate which measured eight feet in width and approximately 30 feet in length.

It is believed Noreiga was conducting security checks around the compound when the gate fell on him


Noreiga was employed with Special Force Security of St Helena, Piarco.