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UPDATE: Two injured at Arawak Cement Plant


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UPDATE: Two injured at Arawak Cement Plant
The Arawak Cement Plant (FILE)

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Two men, including one listed as critically injured, sustained burns during an industrial accident at the Arawak Cement Plant in St Lucy early Sunday morning.

Police say plant attendant Brian Moore reportedly has burns about 90 per cent of his body and is listed as gravely/critically injured. Process supervisor Vincent Ellis remains at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) with burns to both hands and feet.

The pair, along with plant attendant Erroll Lewis were overseeing a cement mixing process, during which a blockage was observed. While trying to clear the blockage, “a mixture that was extremely hot was expelled completely covering Brian Moore; Vincent Ellis also sustained radiant exposure”.

Both were taken to the QEH by ambulance.

Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to contact Crab Hill Police Station at 3107701, police emergency 211, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIPS (8477) or any Police Station. (PR/SAT)