Labour Ministry investigating employee’s death at Gafsons Industries

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Dead: Cindy Jattan

The Ministry of Labour has begun investigations into the workplace fatality which occurred at Gafsons Industries Limited, Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara (EBD) last Friday.

On Friday afternoon, Occupational Safety and Health Officer, Geetanjali Sookhi commenced an investigation into the fatal accident which caused the death of 30-year-old Cindy Jattan of Grove, EBD, who was employed as a delivery clerk with the company.

A visit was made to the site and the investigations revealed that the now deceased was fatally injured when a wooden rack that was used as storage for materials and equipment collapsed and pinned her while she was working.

In extending condolences to the relatives, colleagues, and friends of the deceased, Minister of Labour, Joseph Hamilton is once again reminding all employers and workers of the need for good workplace safety and health practices on the job so that everyone can return safely to their families at the end of the workday.

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