The Glossy Bay Marina Construction site. (IWN photo)

Glossy Bay Marina Development, the company construction the Glossy Bay Marina in Canaoun on Thursday issued the following statement about one of their employees that was injured at the construction site on Saturday. Our original story on the incident can be accessed via the link after the statement.

Text of statement:

We regret to report that, on Saturday 14th May 2016 at around 10:40am an accident occurred at the Glossy Bay Marina construction site.

An employee of Glasgow Construction, Mr. Picton Pierre was injured when a steel reinforcing cage he was working on collapsed on top of him causing a serious head injury, despite the fact that Mr. Pierre was wearing a safety helmet at the time.

Mr. Pierre was rushed to the Canouan Medical Centre where he received treatment but was then airlifted to St Vincent in a plane chartered by the main contractor, Glossy Bay Construction, and admitted to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital for further treatment.

The Police were informed of the incident and a report was compiled by the GBC Security officers who attended the scene of the accident.

We will advise of further developments regarding Mr. Pierre’s condition as we receive them.

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One reply on “Company issues statement on injury of construction worker in Canouan”

  1. C. ben-David says:

    What compensation will be given to this man?

    In the United States of America he would surely be awarded millions of dollars by the insurance company, courts, or in a side deal involving both.

    In little SVG where workers’ rights are virtually non-existent he will surely get as little as the company can get away with.

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