Ricardo Kato

56-year-old man killed in landslip at Claxton Bay quarry

A 56-year-old truck driver has been killed in freak accident.

Reports are that around 3pm Wednesday, Ricardo Kato was about to enter his vehicle which was parked in the Claxton Bay quarry when a landslide caused piece of a hill to give way.

He was buried instantly.

Workers say Kato was standing at the bottom of the hill when the land caved in.

Attempts were made to rescue the man but by the time his body was retrieved, he was already dead.

Kato lived in Sobo Village, South Trinidad.