Two electrocuted, others injured at Providence Stadium

 

A technician and a driver were Tuesday electrocuted and two others were injured during the installation of surveillance cameras at the northern side of the Guyana National Stadium.

Dead are 16-year old Krishna Chan, a technician employed with Smart Teck Solution located at Lot 11A Kersaint Park, LBI, East Coast Demerara, and a Canter driver named ‘Anthon’ of Buxton, East Coast Demerara.

Chan resided at Lot 98 Lusignan Pasture, East Coast Demerara.

Technician, 24-year old Aftab Umrao told police that a crane made contact with an electrical wire resulting in the deaths and injuries.

“According to Umrao, Krishna had the wire to do the job wrapped around his neck, whilst Anthon and Culley were holding the metal pole which was attached to a crane on the canter that was lifting it and Umrao was feeding the wire to Krishna. The top of the pole touched the high voltage GPL (Guyana Power and Light) wire, causing Krishna and Anton to be electrocuted ” police said.

Umrao, who resides at Lot 96 West Half, Lusignan, East Coast Demerara, received minor injuries, and 53-year old Brian Culley, a porter, of Lot 9 Vigilance, East Coast Demerara, was burnt to the palm of his left hand.

Chan was burnt on the torso, arms and face beyond recognition while Anthon showed no sign of visible injuries. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, police said.

Their bodies were taken to the Lyken Funeral Home, awaiting post mortem examination.

Culley and Umrao were treated for their injuries at the Georgetown Hospital and sent away.

Original Post

Dead are 16-year old Krishna Chan, a technician employed with Smart Teck Solution located at Lot 11A Kersaint Park, LBI, East Coast Demerara, and a Canter driver named ‘Anthon’ of Buxton, East Coast Demerara.



Sad, I doubt this fellow was licenced to do this kind of work

Amral posted:

Dead are 16-year old Krishna Chan, a technician employed with Smart Teck Solution located at Lot 11A Kersaint Park, LBI, East Coast Demerara, and a Canter driver named ‘Anthon’ of Buxton, East Coast Demerara.



Sad, I doubt this fellow was licenced to do this kind of work

The crane operator fault!

Prashad posted:

That is a kid that died.  This is Jranjer Guyana every koolie in reverse slavery.

You lucky I deh in a nice mood today or I would tell u for shut your rass yeah.

If you read you will see the banna had the wire he was working with, wrapped around his fricken neck..even if licensed that was a bad call any way you look at it.

Amral posted:

Dead are 16-year old Krishna Chan, a technician employed with Smart Teck Solution located at Lot 11A Kersaint Park, LBI, East Coast Demerara, and a Canter driver named ‘Anthon’ of Buxton, East Coast Demerara.

Sad, I doubt this fellow was licenced to do this kind of work

Does Guyana have installers license ?  I know you have to get Electrician License to wire houses.

Chief posted:

There are little or no work regulations in Guyana. Furthur, if there are any I doubt if there are oversights.

Incorrect!  There are regulations covering all types of workers in Guyana, similar to OSHA.  Problem is compliance and enforcement.   Your last statement on oversight is correct!

We sometimes criticize Liability in the USA, but this is what Guyana needs!  Who is liable for these deaths?  Would they blame the workers, or would the employer be blamed for not ensuring adequate training and safety measures?

At 16, was he adequately trained to do such a task?

Baseman posted:
Amral posted:

Dead are 16-year old Krishna Chan, a technician employed with Smart Teck Solution located at Lot 11A Kersaint Park, LBI, East Coast Demerara, and a Canter driver named ‘Anthon’ of Buxton, East Coast Demerara.



Sad, I doubt this fellow was licenced to do this kind of work

The crane operator fault!

It is the project managers fault. He ought to have developed a work plan and seen to it the dangers are mitigated. 

Add Reply

Likes (0)
Post

×
×
×
×
×