Man dies after flagpole falls on his head

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Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016.5:35 a.m. CST.


By BBN Staff: A man in Corozal Town was killed yesterday evening when a flagpole fell on his head.

The fatal accident happened in Corozal’s Central Park and the victim has been identified as Juan Meskita, an employee of Botes Construction Company.

According to reports, Meskita along with other employees of Botes Construction were hired by the Corozal Town Council to plant the flagpole for the September Celebrations.

Instead of using a crane to hoist the flagpole, the company used a forklift. While raising the flagpole, the forklift accidently snapped causing it to tumble down and hitting Meskita on the head.

Meskita died on the spot.

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