A Philippines man was on Monday evening killed after the deck of a vessel fell into the hatch and crushed him to death at a city wharf located on Water Street, Georgetown.
Dead is 30-year-old Reynald Balaoy Jr.
Based on information received, about 22:40h on Monday, Balaoy and other crew members were on board a vessel, FWN Rapide 1 making ready the twin-deck cover when the wire rope burst and caused the deck to fall into the hatch, pinning him.
Balaoy was pronounced dead by a medical technician. His body is at Lyken’s Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem. An investigation has since been launched.