A clerk with Meridian Port Services (MPS), a stevedoring company, was on Friday morning crushed to death by the tyre of a 45-footer machine used in lifting containers known as the ritchstacker at the Tema Harbour.
The deceased, identified as Mark Daniel Narh, 25, was killed while taking stock of and tallying the number of containers that were being lifted out of a berthed vessel at the Harbour.
According to eyewitnesses, Mark was caught on the blind side of the ritchstacker operator who was reversing and he was crushed by machine’s tyre. They said his intestines and brain all gushed out.
The ritchstaker operator was recruited by Hilpok, an employment agency which recruits workers for MPS at the port.
Both the police and the officials of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) have commenced investigations into the accident whiles the deceased’s remains have been deposited at the Police Hospital.