One man is dead and another seriously injured in freak accident, when cement trucks rolls onto Sugar Ridge worksite

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One man is dead while another is reportedly in a stable, but critical, condition following what is described as a freak accident on Thursday morning, October 13.

Sixty-three-year-old Victor Medina died following the incident, which involved a cement truck.  It is alleged that the truck rolled over on him while he and other workers were on a construction site at Sugar Ridge.

The other injured man is reportedly 45 years old and is being treated at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre.

Both men were reportedly transported to the medical facility after the accident; however, the older man succumbed to his injuries shortly after arrival.

According to reports, the accident involved three vehicles: the cement truck, which reportedly was pouring concrete into the foundation of a property under construction; a pickup truck; and a backhoe.

It is believed that the cement truck rolled and collided with both vehicles, damaging the right front portion of the pickup truck.

The tumbler on the cement truck appears to have been dented in several places, while the front portion of the vehicle is mangled, with one piece ending up on the foundation of the structure.

The accident reportedly occurred at about 10:30 a.m.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Wow. Very unfortunate that someone lost their life. Hopefully there is no more death and we can recover from that type of destruction.

  2. Haste. Makes Waste.
    Chances we TAKE..
    De Hustle & Bustle
    To Make Things Meet.
    Big Cars & Trucks.
    No GOOD shoes on their FEET
    Shacks &Shambles Indiscreet. Mystic 🎤

  3. Unfortunately this is what happens when houses are built in such dangerous areas. I just wonder if these people take into consideration the lives of these truck drivers. My God they have families but I guess their bosses only think of the money not their lives. Rest in Peace Sir. Condolences to his family. May God give you strength to cope with this tragedy.

    • Whats with where houses are built? Blame the drivers. Build uour house up on a high mountain or down in a low valley the construction crew is responsible for safety and caution along with other off construction site vehicle operators.

      • It’s different when property developers are pushing contractors to meet deadlines. It forces them to make bad decisions to keep said deadlines. That’s when accidents like this happen.

  4. My condolences to the family of the deceased. I pray for speedy recovery in the name of Jesus Christ for the other victim.

  5. From the photo,then coupling ANR’s,inability to delivery a fully informative ,news piece,this appears to be a construction site accident,,,,not a road accident Will my deductive reasoning,hold water?

  6. Jumbee_Picknee says…

    A…condolences to the family caught up in this accident.

    B…there is no such thing, as a “freak accident,” especially, on a Construction Site where inspections are a MUST(constantly) especially in areas such these.

    C…I’ve noticed, the very lax attitude on construction sites (from signage to ladders to flaggers to shoring to debris storage and desposal).

    I’m wondering how many accidents are recorded in the Daily Logs of Construction sites.

    On another note, the ROAD CREWS need to up their game too with detour signs, closers, caution tapes and cones! Prime example is the work being done on Fort Road through Yorks.

    Jumbee_Picknee

  7. My prayers go out to the second victim. My condolences to the deceased’s family & friends. Last night he was, Tonight he is no more.

  8. Condolences to the victims. Will anyone be held accountable? Is it because this is Antigua we just let that go? Will the injured party and the family of the deceased be compensated by the trucking company ? Or the construction company?? Can someone be sued or will it just be another situation of ‘ ah so e go’?

    Yes things happen. But in most developed countries .. the families would immediately or eventually be compensated as most of these companies doing the construction or trucking or employees would have liability insurance to pay out in the event of injury or harm to the injured party.

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