Tragic Scaffold Fall Claims Life of Construction Worker in Esperanza Village

Tragic Scaffold Fall Claims Life of Construction Worker in Esperanza Village

A man lost his life this morning after falling off a scaffold in Esperanza Village, Cayo District.  The construction worker was reportedly working on a house belonging to Feliz Reyes when he fell just after eight o’clock this morning.  Our newsroom received preliminary information indicating that 44-year-old, Ronnie Sierra, was working on the construction of a house behind the village’s community center.  When Sierra fell off the scaffold he reportedly landed on a thick piece of stump on the ground causing a fatal impact.  The victim is from Benque Viejo del Carmen and was hired by a contractor from Santa Elena Town, Cayo District.  Correspondent Elaine Berry spoke with Sierra’s brother, Carnita, who says the news caught him off-guard.

Carnita Sierra, Brother of Deceased:“Ronnie is my youngest brother. We had a very good relationship. He was family oriented. He liked to be with the family, assist with the family and so when he got his wife and he got his children he worked as much as he could to give the utmost best and he believed in being punctual at his work. He was a construction worker and it doesn’t matter what he was very disciplined in being at his place. Very saddened to hear and the family is all shocked and surprised to hear and saddened to hear that today he went to work not to come back. But we are comfortable that he worked at his last minute giving his utmost best to the work that he loved.”

Again, this incident highlights the absence of the Occupational and Safety Hazard Bill yet to be enacted.  Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, spoke on the OSH Bill this morning, calling on the government to make it a priority.

Moses “Shyne” Barrow, Leader of the Opposition: “Another person died at a work site today before I came to the office. And so again, I join the NTUCB in urging the government to pass the bill and to make sure that we protect our workers. There is no excuse. This is not the past administration or the administration before that. This is the Briceno administration. They promised different, they promised change, and we want them, we need them to deliver. If not, we certainly will pass the bill in the first hundred days of our administration of the next UDP administration.”

We will have more from today’s UDP press conference later in this newscast

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