ENGINEER KILLED AFTER FALLING THROUGH HOLE

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Police are investigating the death of 69 year-old Keith Scipio, an Engineer of Lot 12 Kissoon Scheme Good Hope, ECD which occurred on September 9 about 11:30 hrs at lot 112-113 Happy Acres, ECD.

Police say that the deceased left home and went to work at the construction site of a four storey steel and concrete building and about 10:35hrs held a meeting with all the workers on the fourth floor, after which everyone went back to work.

Subsequently, the deceased was observed walking towards a hole, which is located at the centre of the building and fell through downwards to the bottom.

One of the workers who witnessed the incident, and who had tried to alert the deceased to the danger but was unsuccessful, then raised an alarm and went to the bottom floor and he saw the deceased lying motionless on the concrete surface of the ground in a pool of blood and injuries to his head.

The body was picked up and taken to the GPHC by coworkers, where he was pronounced dead by a Doctor on duty and afterwards placed into the said hospital’s mortuary for storage and awaiting post mortem.

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