Prime Minister Orders Immediate Investigations into Fiesta Hotel Accident


Prime Minister, Bruce Golding has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident which led to the collapse and injury of two workers at the multi-million dollar Fiesta Hotel Development at Point, in Lucea, Hanover on Friday.
The Prime Minister has issued instructions for investigations to be carried out by the Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Robert Montague, the Minister of State for Transport and Works, Joe Hibbert and a technical team from the National Works Agency. The parties have been instructed to visit the construction site. These officials are to be accompanied by representatives from the Hanover Parish Council agency and they have been instructed to make a report on the matter before the end of the week.
The Prime Minister has ordered that the necessary investigations be carried out by the team to determine whether the developers are adhering to approved safety measures in the construction process.
Reports from the Project Manager of the 1,960 room hotel development in Lucea, Hanover said one Jamaican worker and a Dominican engineer were injured on Friday afternoon when safety scaffolds collapsed while workers were pouring concrete at a section of the building. Reports are that the collapse occurred in a section of the site where both wooden and metal scaffolds are used.
Prime Minister Golding has expressed deep concerned at the reported frequency of the accidents and injuries associated with the construction of the hotel.

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