On Tuesday evening, at around 4.30pm, a 41-year-old man was crushed to death after a 500kg of concrete cylinder fell from a lorry
The accident, that occurred at KM60 of Jalan Batu Pahat-Mersing, Johor, took place when the victim stopped to help the lorry driver who was taking a U-turn.
According to NST Online, the victim was repairing a broken pipe in the area.
As he stopped to assist the lorry driver by trying to controlling the traffic, one of the cylinders on the back of the lorry broke loose, rolled off and crushed him, NST Online reported Kluang police chief Assistant Commissioner Muhamad Laham saying.
The victim was identified as Amir Mahmud, a Bangladeshi
Amir sustained serious head and body injuries. As a result of which, he died on the spot. His body was taken to Enche Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital for post-mortem.
According to the ACP, Amir was "standing too close to the lorry and did not have enough time to escape" when the cylinder fell
"Further investigation will be carried out to identify the cause of the incident, including possible negligence," ACP Muhamad was quoted as saying by NST Online.
Last week, a two-year-old who was playing with a curtain rope died of strangulation after his neck was entangled in the rope: