Workers injured in accident at COVID-19 Hospital


Two construction workers, Tuesday morning, suffered injuries about the body after a shed collapsed due to heavy winds at the COVID-19 Hospital at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara, which is currently being renovated.

The men who have not been identified are employed with Ivor Allen Construction company.

Public Relations Officer for the Ministry of Public Health, Terrence Esseboom told the News Room that the shed was being demolished at the time of the incident. One of the workers sustained injuries to the head and was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital while the other man was taken to a private hospital in the city.

“One of the contractors said they were heavy winds there because they were dismantling the shed and there was a sudden heavy wind that caused the structure to collapse,” Mr Esseboom stated.

Meanwhile, when contacted Ivor Allen said the focus is getting the best medical care for the employees.

Retrofitting of the Liliendall facility that once operated as the Ocean View Hotel started sometime in April this year and once completed will serve as the new Infectious Diseases Hospital. The cost for retrofitting the facility was pegged at GY $1 billion.

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