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Arawak worker succumbs to injuries

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Arawak worker succumbs to injuries
The Arawak Cement Plant (Picture by Lennox Devonish)

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One of the men involved in the industrial accident at the Arawak Cement Plant in Checker Hall, St Lucy, died on Monday.

In a brief statement last night, the company confirmed that one of the injured employees passed away, but did not identify him. Police could not be reached for comment.

However, many on social media expressed condolences, naming the man who is said to have passed away.

Earlier, police said in a media release that Brian Moore and Vincent Ellis were injured around 3:08 a.m. on Sunday. They were attempting to fix a blockage during the cement mixing process, when they were burnt by an extremely hot mixture.

Moore is said to have sustained burns over 90 per cent of his body and Ellis had burns on the hand and feet.

A team from the Barbados Workers’ Union visited the plant on Monday. (Nation News)