Sup Travellers?! This week in Trinidad and Tobago wasn't one to really be proud of. First there was the story of Lily Blaides and her tragic accident, then there was the story of the two brothers who were stabbed to death and now.... well the title says it all. According to reports from the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, a 27 year old man died after falling 50 feet at a construction site. Read on.
A 27-year-old man is dead after he fell approximately 50 feet Wednesday afternoon at a construction site in Port-of-Spain. Police reported that at about 1 pm, Gregory Charles of Regent Street, Westmoorings, was working at an office construction site along Queen’s Park West, when he slipped on a beam he was standing on and fell. Charles, whom police sources revealed was not wearing a harness at the time, landed heavily on his head and chest, and was immediately rushed to Port-of-Spain General Hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival.
It's sad that Mr. Charles had to die, but I think that his death could have been avoided if he was in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act. I'm not a lawyer but I believe that somewhere in there states that you are suppose to wear a harness when working so high from the ground. The supervisors definitely have a lot of explaining to do because they were suppose to ensure that he was in compliance. Police were expected to contact officials from the Homicide Bureau of Investigations for further consultation on the case. My name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.