Trinidad: Falling Debris Kills WASA Worker

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – A Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) employee has died following a worksite accident in San Fernando.

Kern Etienne was said to have been conducting emergency repair works on a sewer pipeline at a jobsite along the Rienzi Kirton Highway, when the structures above him gave way.

Debris fell on him, trapping him for some time.

He was aided by his co-workers, removed from the scene and taken to the San Fernando General Hospital.

However, he died while undergoing treatment.

In a media release issued yesterday, the WASA extended condolences to Etienne’s friends and family.

It noted that all was being done to provide all the required support to these individuals and that a full-scale investigation will be conducted by the authority and the relevant agencies following this incident.