Mechanic dies three days after injured at worksite


The Ministry of Labour’s Occupational Safety and Health Department is investigating an industrial accident that occurred on March 13, at the Pritipaul Singh Investments wharf, Providence, East Bank Demerara.

The investigation revealed that Ravichandra Seemangal, a mechanic, was riding his bicycle while a telehoist operator was reversing the vehicle.

The telehoist collided with the bicycle and Seemangal sustained injuries to his abdomen, feet, and hands.

He succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment at Woodlands Hospital on March 16, 2024.

This industrial accident is being investigated by Senior Occupational Safety and Health Officer, Darwin Bourne, and Occupational Safety and Health Officer, Ray Hosannah.

Minister of Labour, Joseph Hamilton continues to be concerned about the occurrence of workplace accidents, especially when workers are fatally injured.

He recognizes the suffering experienced by the relatives and loved ones of those who have passed away and, as such, extends sincere condolences to those affected, including their families, colleagues, and friends.

The investigation is ongoing.

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