A tragic accident at the Belize Sugar Industries has left an employee dead today. William Neal, the Communications and Government Affairs representative for ASR/BSI confirmed that Ishmael Jimenez Junior who has been employed by BELCOGEN as a mechanic since February 2012 was working with heavy duty machinery when he was pinned between two machines just before two o’clock this afternoon. Jimenez, who is from Trial farm, Orange Walk, sustained grave internal injuries. He was taken to the Northern Regional Hospital where he was undergoing surgery. Jimenez succumbed to his injuries succumbed to his injuries sometime before five o’clock this evening. Neal spoke with Love News about the incident.
Neal confirmed that Jimenez was insured, but on the topic of compensation for the family, he said the company will address the matter in due time.