Loggers urged to use roadworthy vehicles


FOLLOWING the many deaths reported in the logging industry, police has called on loggers to use roadworthy vehicles.

Deputy Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga said that it is a concern, logging vehicles not being road-worthy and still on the run at the logging camps.

She said that loggers should check that all their vehicles are road-worthy and in good condition before they continue to use those vehicles.

Ms Matanga made the comment following the death of a man at a Logging Camp in Makira Ulawa province where a fatal accident occurred at the Tobani log pond in West Makira on November 12.

The man was in his 30s and was a loader machine operator.

According to report reaching police, the man was allegedly loading round logs when the machine accidently fell off the wharf.

It is alleged that the deceased died instantly after breaking his head and neck.

Police also confirmed that the diseased is from Guadalcanal province employed by the Earthmovers Logging Company.

Matanga also called on the relatives to remain calm and allow police investigation to continue on the issue.

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