Police are investigating the circumstances under which a labourer fell though an elevator chute three storeys high Saturday last at a building under construction at Lot 51, Camp and Robb Streets, Georgetown.
He is at present a patient at the Woodlands Hospital.
According to reports, the 18 year old labourer along with another colleague was walking down the steps on the third floor when he stumbled into the elevator chute and then fell to the ground. Since there was no other eyewitness to the incident investigators are probing whether or not the injured man’s colleague had anything to do with his fall.
Businessman Rizwan Nayeam Khan, Owner of “The City Food Court” building, where the incident occurred said that the story he was told by workers is that while the man was walking down the steps on the third floor he was taking off his shirt, which caused him to lose focus on where he was heading, resulting in him falling through the elevator chute.
“It seems impossible for the man to fall like that, since it’s almost ten feet away from the step and breeze cant blow him in that direction…only one man said he see, the rest of them say they didn’t see,” Khan reasoned.
The businessman explained that the building is being built under safety guidelines and that is why he called in the police to investigate the incident.
“I have already spent almost $600,000 to pay bills and medical expenses and it’s not fair for me to be standing all this expense, because I am not doing this work, it was contracted, nobody isn’t working directly with me. I didn’t employ anybody here, but I am feeling the squeeze and the pressure because of someone else,” Khan noted.
“I would be happy if police could get to the bottom of the matter and whosoever is responsible should face the consequences. Only the injured man could say exactly what happened but he is unconscious in the hospital. I wasn’t there when the incident happened. I only received a call after it happened.”
According to the police, the details of the incident are sketchy.
“The man fall through the hole, get up back and fall down again, then we pick he up and carry he to the hospital,” one of the men on the construction site noted.
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