Editorial Staff
8 months ago

Editorial Staff
8 months ago

APUA employees out of hospital following a freak accident

By Zaya Williams

 

Two employees of the Antigua Public Utilities Authority who were almost buried alive have been released from the hospital just hours after a scary accident.

Two men from the company’s Water Business Unit had to be dug out of a hole yesterday evening after rubble and dirt almost consumed them.

The men, aged 44 and 27, were in an excavated area at the junction of Pigotts and Fitches Creek Drive, carrying out mainline replacement work.

The 27-year-old Willikies man was reportedly covered up to his chin, while the 44-year-old from Cooks Hill was covered up to his thigh such that their colleagues and other individuals had to rush to their rescue.

After being pulled from the debris, they were hurried off to the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre with bruises, swelling and other injuries.

But according to an official from the company, both men are now home and neither of them sustained any life-threatening injuries nor were any of their bones broken.

However, the ordeal may have shaken them up.

1 Comment

  1. Todd

    ….poor safety laws.

    In most countries, trenches that are 1.2 metres (4 feet) deep or greater require a protective system unless the excavation is made entirely in stable rock.

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