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Published: Wednesday December 18, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday December 18, 2013 MYT 7:58:20 AM

Contract worker crushed by containers at Butterworth

BUTTERWORTH: A contract worker was killed after he was “sandwiched” between two containers at the North Butterworth Container Terminal here.

Syahidi Asyraf Zainol Abidin (pic), 27, who was working on the ground, was crushed between the containers which were lifted simultaneously at 8.30am yesterday. He died of severe head injuries.

Contract worker the late Syahidi Asyraf Zainol Abidin, 27.Star pic by Asri Abdul Ghani/December 17, 2013

Syahidi leaves behind wife Mazlin Mansor, 28, and their one-year-old daughter.

His brother-in-law Mohd Faizul Mansor, 29, described him as a kind and quiet man.

“He was very hardworking. He would take up whatever job that was offered.

“However, he mentioned that he needed a stable job for the sake of his family,” he said.

His father in-law Mansor Hamid, 59, said he could not believe what happened as he had just seen Syahidi the night before.

“But he is gone now,” he said when met at the Seberang Jaya hospital mortuary where Syahidi’s body was sent for a post-mortem.

It is learnt that the deceased had told Mansor that he wanted to bring his family members to Pulau Langkawi before the tragic incident.

Mazlin, who works as a nurse at the Kulim Hospital, was too distraught to speak to reporters.

Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, container, contract worker, killed

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