Falling logs crush man to death

OMAR OSMAN


SUNGAI PETANI: A 50-year-old man was killed when he was crushed by falling logs at a sawmill in Pekan Lama this evening.

The incident occurred at about 5.30pm when Saad Darus and his colleague Mohd Rifahmi Mohd Isa, 27, were unloading the logs from a lorry.

It is learnt that the duo had just released the metal chain and rods used for holding the logs when suddenly three of the logs, each weighing about 2 tonnes, fell from the lorry.

Saad was crushed by the logs while Rifahmi escaped with minor injuries to his back and waist.

Rescuers from the Fire and Rescue Department are still working to extricate his body.