Truck rolls away, crushes man in Kingston

BY RACQUEL PORTER
Observer staff reporter
porterr@jamaicaobserver.com

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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WHAT should've been a regular work day for a Master Mac employee yesterday was anything but, as it ended with him being crushed by a truck.

The employee, who has been identified as Andrew Moss, was reportedly in the process of changing the batteries for his company's truck, when tragedy struck in front of Chad-Ad Distributors Limited on First Street in Newport West, Kingston. He had allegedly just bought the batteries at the establishment.

The Jamaica Observer learnt yesterday that, while Moss was replacing two of three batteries on the road, another truck filled with tyres, which was parked just in front of the establishment, reportedly rolled away and crushed him.

When the Observer news team arrived on the scene, people were dumbstruck as to how a parked truck could have killed Moss.

His co-worker, Javanne Fairclough, who was seemingly shaken up by the incident, told the Observer that he was inside the company's truck with another employee when the disaster occurred.

Fairclough said he was sitting in the driver's seat shortly after 12 noon when he heard people shouting: “Oi, oi, oi”.

“I was in the driver's seat when I looked and saw the truck coming towards me. I ran over to the passenger's seat,” Fairclough recounted.

According to Fairclough, the incident brought back memories of a similar incident involving his father, who was employed to the same company.

He said his father was pinned between two trucks in Manchester in 2015. His father reportedly succumbed to his injuries almost two weeks after that incident.

People who witnessed yesterday's incident rushed to assist Moss, but they were too late.

“When we pushed the truck off him, blood was coming from his nose and head,” a man was overheard saying.

Moss was rushed to Kingston Public Hospital where he died.

When the Observer sought information from representatives of Chad-Ad yesterday, they did not wish to make a comment.

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