Bosai Employee Neptrid Hercules died from suffocation; a postmortem examination conducted on Wednesday morning confirmed.
Hercules’ body was Tuesday afternoon extracted from the DOZER that he was operating at the time it was covered in overburden at the East Montgomery Mines. He was partially decomposed. Eyewitnesses to the extraction related that Hercules’ body was trapped between the exit of the DOZER and the sitting compartment, as if he was trying to escape.
Hercules was at the time moving waste to a reclamation site in the mines around 04:00 hrs, just a mere two hours before his shift ended. He was reportedly working alone where two trucks were taking turns in transporting the overburden for him to compact. INFO 10 understands that that when one truck left and the other arrived, there was no sign of the machine neither Hercules. An alarm was initially made. His colleagues described him as a hardworking and dedicated. He was also a member of the workers’ union.
Hercules who was set to retire later this year, worked at the company for more than four decades. He will be given full retirement benefits.