Eveline de Klerk
WALVIS BAY – An employee of Grinrod Namibia Stevedoring tragically died in a freak accident on Friday morning at Namport while offloading vehicles from a vessel.
The victim, Moses Uiseb, and his two colleagues were allegedly busy jump-starting an imported truck, that they were busy offloading from a vessel at the Port of Walvis Bay. Erongo police crime investigations coordinator Erastus Iikuyu said Uiseb (57) was allegedly in front of the truck using a big battery to jumpstart while his colleague was behind the steering wheel of the truck.
“We suspect the truck was in gear and jumped forward when it was jump-started. As a result, it knocked and ran over Uiseb,” Iikuyu explained. He added that Uiseb was declared dead at the scene by medical personnel. The 32-year-old man who was behind the steering wheel of the truck was arrested as he was not in possession of a valid driver’s licence.
He will appear today in the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court on charges of culpable homicide, reckless and negligent driving as well as operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s licence.