Safety measures will soon be implemented to protect utility workers, after a group of T&TEC employees were recently held at gunpoint on a job site.
The assurance comes from Public Utilities Minister, Marvin Gonzales, after five T&TEC crew members were attempting to remove an illegal connection from a home along Monroe Road, La Canoa, Santa Cruz, when an armed man emerged and threatened them.
The T&TEC workers contacted the police, who responded and apprehended the suspect.
Following news of the incident, Minister Gonzales said that he will be engaging with the boards of all utility companies to ensure the safety of workers is not compromised.
He said in a GML report: “The matter is a very, very serious one and in our quest and commitment to provide utility services to the people of Trinidad and Tobago, we will not allow the criminal elements to prevent our workers from venturing out to communities to do their work.”
Gonzales added, “As a result of this unfortunate incident, T&TEC as well as WASA, TTPost and all other utility agencies will be taking appropriate measures to protect our workers on a daily basis.”