Construction worker, 23, dies after falling from two-storey building

From left Dead: Norman Abrams, The building Abrams was working on (Guyana Daily News Pic)

A 23-year-old construction worker lost his life on Friday after falling from a building he was working on at Third Street, Montrose, East Coast Demerara (ECD).

The dead man has been identified as Norman Abrams of Lot 804 B Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown.

A Police release said that Abrams was employed by Christopher Menezes of 135 3rd Street, Montrose, ECD.

On the date mentioned above, Abrams was on a scaffold along with another worker named Uwansai (only name given) putting on a moulding on the outer part of a western roof of a two-storey concrete structure.

While doing so, the wood turned over and both of the men fell off the scaffold. Uwansai fell under the scaffold while Abrams fell into the neighbour’s yard.

He was found lying on his back in a pool of blood with injuries to his head. He was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital by his boss and colleague. 

The injured man was pronounced dead on arrival. Abrams’ body is presently lying at the hospital’s mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.


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