Mon, 14 Jul 2003

Worker crushed under falling stone

JAKARTA: A construction worker died instantly on the scene on the weekend after a piece of granite fell on him at a construction project at the Gandhi Memorial School, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta.

The victim, identified as Wahyudi, 21, a resident of Bojong Terong, Pancoran Mas, Depok, was, with colleagues, unloading the granite from a truck.

"All of sudden, one of the pieces fell on him. He died instantly at the scene," said a witness, Wahyu Nur, 19.

Wahyudi was taken to the morgue at Cipto Mangunkusumo general hospital.

"The body was then claimed by Wahyudi's family for burial in Depok," said a staffer at the morgue on Sunday. -- JP