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.