Iron gate topples over and kills factory owner in Tanah Merah

KOTA BARU, March 25 — A wire fence factory owner died after the iron gate at the premises in Tanah Merah here toppled over and crushed him yesterday.

Tanah Merah district police chief Supt Mohd Haki Hasbullah said the mishap happened at 3.30pm when the 70-year-old proprietor was inspecting the perimeter fence and pushing the gate to close it.

“Suddenly, the gate wheel came off the track, causing the gate to flip over and crush the victim’s entire body.

“The victim was pinned down by the fallen gate and confirmed dead at the scene,” he said in a statement today.

Mohd Haki said a post-mortem identified the cause of death as a ‘crushing head injury’. — Bernama




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