According to police, the man who was an employee at the site, was born in the Dominican Republic on 5th January, 1965 but has been living and working in St. Kitts for some time now. The name of the victim however, is being withheld at this time by MiyVue.com, giving his employer the opportunity to duly notify his family.
Police said the man was an employee of Silver Reef at the time of his death.
According to the Police Press & Public Relations Officer, Sgt. Stephen Hector, “At the time of the unfortunate incident he, (the victim) was assisting the crane operations. He was standing on the bed of a truck and the load slipped and he was not able to move away on time and the load basically fell on him from his position on the bed of the truck.”
Hector explained that “The police are actually doing investigations right now. And I have already spoken to the investigators (including) Sgt. Myers who is assigned to the Frigate Outpost and the Frigate Bay Station will be directing the investigations along with the assistance of the Criminal Investigations Department. Inspector Smithen and Sgt. Smith of the CID are also assisting.”
The Police continued, “A matter of this nature, the police will do all due diligence (research) in terms of being able to record statements of all parties which have been involved including crane operators, managers, and also other witnesses who would have been employees working in the area.”
At the end of the investigation the police would basically have to send the matter to the public prosecution to get advice on the matter, in terms of how we go forward with situations like this and basically we will be guided by the Director of Public Prosecution, as to the intended course of action on the way forward,” said Hector.
The Silver Reef development has been under construction for approximately 3 years and is an apartment styled facility nestled in the heart of the trendy Frigate Bay area.
Built on a panoramic rise, with some of the units already completed, the property is a designated real estate project approved under the citizenship programme of the government of St. Kitts and Nevis.
The facility is not yet fully operation and remains under construction with new units being added. The management has promised to release an official statement on Thursday, 25th January, 2012.