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Worker dies from saw accident

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times Share:

A floor-cutter died on Saturday after falling on the saw machine he was operating at a building construction site in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city.

The accident occurred at about 5.30pm in Poipet commune’s Mettapheap village.

Bun Kosal, a police officer with the Poipet commune administrative post, identified the victim as 36-year-old Doeun Choy, who worked and lived in Banteay Meanchey province’s Serey Sorphoan city. He died after falling on the saw machine, which slit his throat.

The victim was alone inside a bathroom cutting tiles at a building site in Mettapheap village, said Mr Kosal.

While on the job the victim slipped and fell on the floor, landing on the machine’s rotating blades.

Mr Kosal said he died instantly.

According to the police report, the accident was caused by the victim’s carelessness.

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