13 Feb 2012

Samoa wharf worker killed

7:44 pm on 13 February 2012

A 35 year old man was found dead on Saturday crushed under a container at the Matautu wharf in Apia in Samoa.

Talamua online reports that an employee of the Pacific Forum Line found the dead man's body partly trapped under the container.

It's suspected that the dead man may have been crushed under the container during the early morning shift when a container vessel had its cargo cleared before departing later that morning.

He has been identified as Ropati Auapaau Nu'upule, of Maagiagi and Manono villages, who worked for the Pacific Forum Line.