Selangor Journal

Man dies after falling into cement mixing tank

SHAH ALAM, April 17 — A man died after falling into a cement mixing tank and getting caught in the cement mixer blades at a factory amking cement blocks in Section 35 this morning.

Shah Alam District Police Chief ACP Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said they received information about the incident at 11.44 am from a member of the public, who reported finding a man’s body floating in the tank.

He said an examination of the victim’s body found his right hand from the elbow and his head severed.

“Examination by the Selangor forensic team also found no signs of struggle or other injuries on the body that could cause the death of the deceased.

“The victim is believed to have fallen into the cement mixing tank on his own and got caught in the mixer blade,” he said in a statement.

Iqbal said relatives identified the man through a tattoo on his left arm.

The deceased’s remains were sent to the Shah Alam Hospital for a post-mortem, and the case has been classified as sudden death.

Anyone with information related to the case is requested to contact investigating officer Insp Mohd Shahrul Bakhri at 012-3630512 to assist in the investigation.

Meanwhile, Selangor Fire and Rescue Department Assistant Director of Operations Ahmad Mukhlis Mokhtar said the body of the man, aged around 50, was successfully extracted by his team from the 10-foot tank at 4pm.

— Bernama

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