(TT GUARDIAN) – A freak accident claimed the life of a Chaguanas man when his tractor overturned as he sought to drive it atop a flatbed truck.
Sunil Samaroo, 36, of Edinburgh Road, Longdenville, Chaguanas, had his head crushed when the tractor overturned and pinned him.
It was around 11.49 am on Saturday that Samaroo was driving his Ford Major tractor up a steel ramp onto a DFM 3-tonne flatbed truck which had been parked in the driveway of his premises.
It was alleged that as the tractor toppled over onto the driveway with Samroo inside, he was pinned and his head crushed as he remained trapped.
Husband dies while constructing house
In a separate incident at Plaisance Street, Sangre Chiquito around 12.10 pm on January 26, Julius Ramdeen, 61, reportedly collapsed and died as he worked on his unfinished house.
Reports indicate Ramdeen and his wife were getting ready to have lunch when he went outside to continue construction.
His wife reported hearing a loud noise as she called out to him to come in and have lunch, and upon checking, she saw him lying on the ground, bleeding from the back of the head.
Calling out to a nearby relative for help, the terrified woman called the police who later summoned the District Medical Officer and pronounced Ramdeen dead at the scene.
A post-mortem has been ordered to ascertain the cause of death.