Miner Ralph Stevens is lucky to be alive after a tree fell on his tent during a rainstorm at 14 Miles Issano, last Thursday.
Stevens, of Kaburi Village, which is located along the Bartica-Potaro road, sustained head injuries and was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.
Stevens said that a large tree collapsed on his tent around 8:30 hours during a heavy rainstorm while he was relaxing in a hammock. “It was raining heavy and the breeze was blowing really hard, and I was now going to sleep.
Next thing I hear was a tree uprooting waiting to fall and I blank out after that. I wake up and find myself at a medical place in the area.”
The 60-year old said that he was rescued by fellow workers on the camp site. Stevens said that he received medical attention at Troy Resources Medical Centre on the night of his incident and the company facilitated his flight to Georgetown the next day, in order to receive medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.
He said that his injuries resulted in an excessive swelling behind his neck and around his head.
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