The Occupational Safety and Health Agency has started investigations into the death of WASA worker Kern Etienne, who died after being buried alive in a trench he was working in along the Rienzi Kirton Highway, San Fernando, on Sunday.
A GML report quotes OSHA executive director Carolyn Sancho saying that the authority is currently investigating the incident. She revealed that inspectors had already been assigned to the case.
WASA CEO Kelvin Romain, said that an internal investigation, separate from the OSHA probe, had been started as well.
He revealed that he personally visited the Etienne family to offer his deepest condolences. Romain said WASA’s Human Resources Department has also started counselling for the employees who were at the site.
An autopsy is scheduled to be done on his body this week.