Rampant superstition force women to quit job at Essequibo oil mill
Numerous questions continue to baffle those who were made aware of the recent incident, at Charity. The incident was described as a near-death experience for a 20-year-old after she fell into an abandoned reservoir.
Oletia Harry, of Westbury, almost drowned after she fell into an abandoned reservoir, while attending to duties on June 4. Harry is slowly recovering at the Oscar Joseph Hospital.
She has since resigned from her duties as a worker at an oil factory at Charity and her employer has since compensated her to the tune of $30,000.
Nurica Deally, Harry’s mother, recounted that on June4, last, she was at her Westbury home when she received a telephone call from one of her daughter’s co-workers, informing her that Oletia had fallen into reservoir.
Deally said that she immediately hired a car to where her daughter previously worked. The frustrated mother said when she arrived at the work site she noticed her daughter sitting shivering, and apparently oblivious to her surroundings.
Ms. Deally added that from the report she was fed, her daughter was sent to wash a filter cloth but at that time sufficient water was not available, so one of Harry’s superiors sent her to turn on the reservoir.
Deally said that prior to her daughter being sent at the reservoir, the said her boss had instructed everyone who worked at the oil company not to go near that restricted area. He suggested that someone could possibly lose their life.
Deally explained whilst her daughter was heading towards the reservoir she told someone that she saw a man sitting on some copra (dried coconuts) and after she fell into the reservoir she was assisted out by her boss.
Deally said three times her daughter fell to the bottom of the reservoir, which is 11feet deep, but after the third instance, she felt as though someone pushed her upwards.
“It’s indeed a miracle because what happened to me was not ordinary.”
Harry who attends the Life Spring Church, in Hampton Court, paid credit to her pastor, Ramesh Joodan, who spend time praying for her safe delivery.
Harry said since the incident no one visited her from her former work place and almost half of the women who worked alongside her have since stopped working.
Police have since conducted investigations.