Published On: Tue, Apr 25th, 2017

Man killed by garbage truck


GREAT BAY – Initial reports reaching Today Newspaper Online newsdesk at noon indicated that there was an accident on the landfill which resulted in the death of one man from the Dominican Republic.

According to reports, which were sketchy at the time, one man – reported to be named ‘Julio’ – was struck and killed by a dump truck conducting work at the landfill.

One source, who was present when emergency vehicles arrived, said “They blocked off the place to gather evidence and no one was allowed to go to the dump.”

“Employees were sent home because investigations are going on. It wasn’t pleasant sight at all,” the source added.

Today Newspaper Online will continue to follow developments into this alleged incident.

dump accident scene

Photo caption: The scene of the accident. Photo KPSM


GREAT BAY – A 58-year-old man identified as J.R. was killed yesterday morning around 10.30 a.m. after a reversing garbage truck drove over him at the dump on Pond Island.

According to witnesses the victim was accidentally run over by the garbage truck. The driver did not react to warnings that there was somebody behind his truck.