Man crushed to death by rubbish compactor in Malaysia

A rubbish collector was crushed to death in a freak accident at a waste disposal site in Hulu Selangor, Malaysia.

Nagaraja N.Subramaniam, 49, was killed after a hydraulics malfunction in the dump truck forced the metal compactor onto him and his friend in the incident that happened at 7.30am on Sunday (Jan 8).

The other man, who was not identified, has been sent to Sungai Buloh Hospital for treatment, reports The Star.

Hulu Selangor OCPD Supt R. Supramaniam said the two were cleaning the truck when the incident occurred.

He said police have classified the case as sudden death, but investigations are under way to determine if there was any negligence involved.