Last Updated on Saturday, 4 October 2014, 22:18 by GxMediaA West Bank Berbice man became the fifth gold miner to have died for the year as a result of the cave-in of a mining pit.
He has been identified as 42-years old Nolan Lindie of Rosignol. Police said the wall of a mining pit at Mahdoa, Potaro caved in about 10:30 AM. “He was later taken out and conveyed to the Mahdia Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival,” police said in a statement.
Investigators said they were probing the incident
Lindie’s death is the second in as many days, the first having been on Thursday at Princeville, Potaro. There, 32-year old Rocklyn Orlando of Paradise Village, West Coast Berbice perished in a pit-cave in.