The Ministry of Police and Prisons are investigating the death of a man last Wednesday when a machinery bucket allegedly fell on him during working hours.
This incident occurred at the company compound in Faleula.
This was confirmed by Deputy Police Commissioner Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo in response to questions from Radio Polynesia.
The man who is 57 years old died as a result of the incident and the conclusion of the Police investigation into this matter will determine the next action by the Ministry of Police and Prisons.
Radio Polynesia reached out to the company in question for comments but there has been no response as of press time.
The machinery buckets are common attachments used on the sticks of backhoe loaders and excavators. It is designed to dig trenches or other excavations.