Body of NiQuan accident victim finally returned home from Colombia

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Body of NiQuan accident victim finally returned home from Colombia

The body of Allanlane Ramkissoon has finally been returned to Trinidad for final rites.

His body has returned home more than a month after he died at a hospital in Colombia following an explosion at the NiQuan Energy Trinidad plant.

In a release issued Sunday, Massy Energy Engineered Solutions Ltd (MEES), the company Ramkissoon worked for, said his body was brought back to Trinidad yesterday.

The company said it “continues to support Allanlane’s family and is assisting with funeral and other arrangements”.

The company also said that it continues to participate in ongoing investigations to determine and understand the cause of the tragic incident.

Ramkissoon’s widow, Sarah, has hired attorney Martin George and has written to both NiQuan and MEES seeking compensation as well as information about the accident which eventually claimed her husband’s life.

On June 15, Ramkissoon, a pipe-fitter employed at MEES, suffered severe burn injuries while conducting preparatory work for planned maintenance on the NiQuan plant. He was first taken to West Shore Hospital where he underwent surgery to stabilise his condition before being flown to a burn facility in Colombia. He passed away, two days later, on June 18.