Salvager, David Charles, Monday morning succumbed to injuries he sustained on June 24th.
Confirmation of this comes from the Solid Waste Management Company Limited.
Investigations are currently underway by the Trinidad & Tobago Police Service into the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident at the Forres Park Landfill at approximately 2:30pm.
Preliminary reports indicate Mr. Charles was accidentally crushed by a D8 tractor that was compacting an area within the tipping vicinity of the landfill.
SWMCOL reminds all users of the nation’s landfills to exercise caution while on the premises and to adhere to health and safety guidelines at all times.
In a media release on Monday SWCOL said further information on this tragic accident will be released as it becomes available.
SWMCOL’s CEO, Kevin Thompson has said, “This tragic loss of life deeply saddens SWMCOL.