Man dies after falling into conveyor belt at Kibos sugar factory


Man dies after falling into conveyor belt at Kibos sugar factory
A file image of the Kibos sugar factory

Maurice Ongonyo, a bell tractor operator died on Thursday at the Kibos Sugar factory paper mill section after falling a moving conveyor belt, reports say.

The incident occurred at 1.30 a.m. on Thursday, according to Kisumu County police commander Samuel Anampiu.

He told the media that factory security officer Isaac Biwott reported the incident to the police, claiming that the deceased fell into the moving belt, crushing him instantly.

Meanwhile, the Kisumu police chief says that the incident is being treated occupational hazard at work, but that investigations have begun.

Officers from the crime scene visited the area on Thursday, according to Anampiu, to conduct a preliminary investigation.

The boduy of the deceased was moved to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Hospital mortuary.

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