Labourer succumbs to injuries after being pinned by silo


One day after a labourer, attached to Shameer’s Poultry Farm, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, was pinned by a metal silo; he succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital. The accident occurred at about 15:00h on Wednesday.

Dead: Krishna Surujlall
Dead: Krishna Surujlall

Krishna Surujlall, 50, of Lot 2 Public Road, Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (EBD) took his last breath around 03:21hrs on Friday.

According to reports, the man was working on the farm when the silo gave away, squeezing him in the process. He suffered a fracture shin bone, a broken leg and severe internal injuries.

His wife, Nanda Surujlall told this publication that her husband left home on Wednesday morning, but later in the day she received the devastating news. “All they tell me is that he was working and the Silo fell on him… he get squeeze in he belly,” she noted.

Her husband, she noted, was picked up and taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, but due to the severity of his injuries he was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital. The aggrieved wife noted that upon receiving the news, she immediately went to the hospital where she saw her husband lying on a stretcher.

The father of four worked with the poultry farm for the past nine months. His body is at the Georgetown Public Hospital mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination scheduled for Monday. Meanwhile, the management of the establishment has met with the family members of the dead man and has committed to take care of all the funeral expenses.

Surujlall leaves to mourn his wife, four children and siblings among other relatives.



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