Man falls to death from COVID-19 hospital


The police are investigating the death of a sanitation worker who fell from the top floor of the Infectious Diseases Hospital (COVID-19) located at Lilendaal, East Coast Demerara, on Sunday.

The News Room was reliably informed that Kevin Smith, 29 years, entered a “lift” – which is meant for transporting laundry and food items, not people – when it collapsed with him. He fell to the ground floor and died instantly.

The incident occurred just after 13:00h.

Sources revealed that the man of Sophia, Greater Georgetown is attached to a cleaning company, which was contracted to do work at the new building, by the Georgetown Public Hospital.

The News Room understands that all employees at the new COVID-19 hospital are aware that the “lift” is not meant to be used by persons and so officials are baffled as to why the young man decided to use it.


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