Negril Chamber calls for speedy probe into building collapse at Royalton site
Claudia Gardner, Assignment Coordinator
President of the Negril Chamber of Commerce, Lee Issa, has called for a speedy investigation and full disclosure of the circumstances under which the scaffolding at a section of the Royalton hotel construction site in Negril, Hanover, collapsed this morning, injuring five men.
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Describing the incident as unfortunate, Issa said he hopes the inspectors will undertake the investigation with a view to ensuring there is not a repeat of the incident.
IN PHOTO: Lee Issa
"We need the building inspectors to do a survey and make a report. That’s why these people are being paid – to do a job, and whether they have not been doing their job at the present time, is something that the investigation would show up," Lee said.
The incident took place shortly after 6 o'clock this morning.
IN PHOTO: Construction workers among curious onlookers at the site - @Lgrandison photo via Twitter
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Four of the workmen were rushed to hospital before the arrival of the Emergency Medical Services, while a fifth man was pulled from the rubble by the first responders shortly after 7 a.m.