Man crushed to death in work accident

A man working on his own yard was killed when a 2-ton truck he was unloading turned over and fell on him in Chunjun, Kitanakagusuku, Tuesday afternoon.

A neighbor who was passing by saw the overturned truck, and discovered self-employed 63-year-old Naoshi Iida pinned under he truck. He called the emergency number, and a rescue helicopter was dispatched to the site. However, a doctor who arrived at the scene with the helicopter pronounced Iida dead.

According to Okinawa Police investigators, Iida had worked from about 7:30 a.m. that morning through 12:40 p.m. on his yard, unloading used construction wood from the truck using an attached crane. The vehicle seems to have gone off the balance and overturned, and Iida was crushed under the truck.