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A man was earlier today buried by a rockfall in the Fundoa de Cima, parish of São Roque area of Funchal.

Police and rescue workers were in the Brimade crusher site where a bulldozer operator was reportedly buried under a rockfall. Operations require painstaking work, and firefighters must make a parallel move and take all precautions to prevent falling stones.

According to JM, the escarpment is very sharp and the area is limited. The mayor of Funchal, Miguel Gouveia, was in the area to find out about the situation.

Those responsible for the company Brimade lend their support and were distributing water to all those present.

In a news update more reinforcements were sent and the body of the man was located shortly after 2pm

The victim of this accident at work is a 41-year-old man from the parish of Jardim da Serra (Câmara de Lobos municipality) and was considered an experienced driver.

The man was married and had two children, 13 and 19 years old.