Press Release – Ministry of Labour

The Ministry of Labour has learnt of the fatal workplace accident of 26-year-old Mr. Errol Ramith called “Tushi”.  Mr. Ramith was working on an operation owned by Mr. Steve James of Port Kaituma, North West District, Region One.

The Ministry understands that the accident occurred around 14:30 hours on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at the Arena Backdam in Region One. Mr. Ramith was in the mining pit operating a marrock engine when a section of the pit collapsed upon him.

The Ministry of Labour, Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Department is collaborating with the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to investigate the circumstances surrounding this accident.

Minister of Labour, Hon. Joseph Hamilton extends condolences to the family of the deceased.


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