Cyprus Mail

Worker crushed to death in Paphos quarry (updated)

A foreign worker died at a quarry in Paphos district on Monday morning after being buried under a pile of rocks and soil, which fell on him.

Reports said 40-year-old Ahmad Fatkou from Syria was crushed under tonnes of rocks and soil while working at a quarry in Androlykou. The vehicle he was operating was some 30 metres down inside the quarry when the rocks and soil fell on him.

Police said the father of two, who is of Kurdish origin and has been living in Cyprus for two years, was working next to an embankment when a large rock and soil fell from a height of around 16 metres on top of his vehicle.

The worker was taken by ambulance to the A&E department of the Paphos general hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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