Nepali dies in Malaysian meat plant mincing machine

World | 30 Dec 2019 4:50 pm

 A Nepalese worker was killed today after he fell into a meat-mincing machine in Malaysia's Malacca state, an official confirmed.
The Malacca fire department's Zulkhairani Ramli told AFP the 47-year-old man was working at a meat-processing factory near Masjid Tanah when the
incident occurred. "The victim was doing maintenance with three other workers when suddenly the machine was turned on," he said. "The machine caught him at his waist. Because of his injuries, he died on the spot."
Zulkhairani said authorities took about 30 minutes to extricate the man's body from the machine and that officials were still investigating the matter.
Malaysia hosts nearly two million registered foreign workers.
State news agency Bernama reported that there are around 360,000 Nepalese workers in Malaysia, with most of them doing security, construction and hospitality jobs.
Last year the Kathmandu Post -- citing data from Nepal's embassy in Malaysia -- said some 322 Nepalese workers died in Malaysia 2018 through
suicide, disease, accidents and other factors.
The Nepali Embassy in Malaysia could not be reached for immediate comment.

The Star Online said every day in 2018, a Nepali migrant worker died in Malaysia. The figure was just as bad in 2017, with 364 deaths, the Kathmandu Post newspaper reported.-Graphic: Kathmandu Post 

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