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UPDATE: Man who fell from utility pole dies

- identified as DR native Nidio Sanchez Amadot aka David
Nidio Sanchez Amadot, who fell from a utility pole at Paraquita Bay yesterday, November 17, 2022, has succumbed to his injuries, according to reports reaching our news centre. Photo: Facebook
A man was rushed to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital by ambulance after he fell from a utility pole in Paraquita Bay on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Photo: VINO/File
A man was rushed to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital by ambulance after he fell from a utility pole in Paraquita Bay on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Photo: VINO/File
A number of public spirited citizens had rushed to the aid of Nidio S. Amadot before EMTs arrived and rushed him to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital. Photo: Team of Reporters
A number of public spirited citizens had rushed to the aid of Nidio S. Amadot before EMTs arrived and rushed him to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital. Photo: Team of Reporters
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- The man who fell from a utility pole at Paraquita Bay yesterday, November 17, 2022, has succumbed to his injuries, according to reports reaching our news centre.

The man, identified as 46-year-old Nidio Sanchez Amadot aka 'David' of Sea Cows Bay, had suffered critical head injuries. He passed away this morning, November 18, 2022, at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

Amadot, who was said to be employed with a company contracted by Digicel to do installations, is a native of the Dominican Republic.

Deceased was considered part of Digicel family- CEO

This was confirmed by CEO of Digicel Mara Samaniego, who said Amadot, although not employed directly by Digicel, was considered part of the Digicel family and was known to be of jovial personality.

She told Virgin Islands News Online that Digicel has been in communication with the family of the deceased and has pledged to offer whatever assistance they may need.

"Basically, we are supporting the family as best as we can...we are actually bringing the wife in [from Domincan Republic] and we are going to support them with whatever they require. 

Samaniego said an investigation is underway; however, she was informed that Amadot was wearing a harness when he fell.

"It's a very unfortunate accident. They guy was even wearing a harness and other safety equipment...everyone has to follow all those [safety] instructions. We just don't let people go out and climb, safety equipment is a must..but there is an investigation and we will see what happens out of that."

See previous article published November 18, 2022

Man critically injured after falling from utility pole in Paraquita Bay

Information reaching our newsroom is that a man received critical injuries after he fell from a utility pole in Paraquita Bay on Thursday, November 17, 2022.

According to reports, the Sea Cows Bay resident, said to be in his mid-40s, was working for one of the telecommunications companies in the territory when the incident occurred.

He was reportedly rushed to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital by ambulance with severe head injuries.

More details to follow.

32 Responses to “UPDATE: Man who fell from utility pole dies”

  • hit and run? (18/11/2022, 09:57) Like (8) Dislike (42) Reply
    Ayo sure dah man wasn't knocked off that pole?
    • @hit and run? (18/11/2022, 12:17) Like (43) Dislike (2) Reply
      Please, not today ok? Now is not the right time.
    • Come on hit and run (19/11/2022, 08:48) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      The man was not knocked off no damn pole. He fell off the utility pole because no safety protocol was in place. But of course this will be swept under the rug.
  • Dynasty (18/11/2022, 10:13) Like (47) Dislike (3) Reply
    In the name of Jesus we declare and decree a healing over this young man's body, soul and spirit.
    We ask dear Lord that you pour out an infinite blessing on the doctors and the nurses who has the task of looking after him in your mighty name we pray. Amen!
  • Really (18/11/2022, 10:37) Like (34) Dislike (1) Reply
    Dear Heavenly Father please see him through like only you can.
  • so sorry to hear (18/11/2022, 10:45) Like (56) Dislike (0) Reply
    I just have to get through my sad moment. This is really sad.You set out to work to make a honest dollar and like wow.
    • @so sorry to hear (18/11/2022, 12:10) Like (38) Dislike (0) Reply
      I don’t know the man but I am sad about what happen this Morning. My dear, you are here this second and the next second you are gone. Sending out my heartfelt thoughts to his family and loved ones.
    • Blessed child (18/11/2022, 14:14) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      So true, praying ????
      for his family at this time that God will comfort them
  • ok (18/11/2022, 10:50) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    Father. Jesus I hope he Okay today
  • death (18/11/2022, 11:21) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Man die
  • sea cows bay (18/11/2022, 12:15) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    A sad day in our Community today.
  • alive (18/11/2022, 12:23) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
    @death. Stop putting such a thing on the man. He's still alive.
  • @alive (18/11/2022, 13:05) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    The news said the man died, it just came on the radio and I heard from this morning that he fied
  • Lord have mercy (18/11/2022, 13:24) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    You leave your country or leave you home good good to go and make an honest daily bread, just to not return. .So, so sad. People need to live good, no one knows.
  • I’m upset (18/11/2022, 13:45) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Please, I am not trying to start anything but was the man secured with a hard hat and secure safety harness before he went up the utility pole? That is all I have to say. The thought just entered my mind. Condolences to his family, friends and love ones.
  • one eye (18/11/2022, 13:47) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    He was a good yute
  • guy hill (18/11/2022, 13:52) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    condolences to his entire family.
  • Loose mouth (18/11/2022, 14:10) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
    It is with a sad heart that I express my condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of this man. I do not know him but I am touched by his sudden passing. I was also touched by the many persons who stopped to assist him even taking time out to hold his hand. His pained bloody face will be etched on my mind for some time. While all this was going on, the only important thing that some people felt was important was to pull out a recording device to be the first to post pictures on social media. These pictures could make the situation a little more unbearable to his family. This bring me to this, it is a common thing to see some of these workers perch dozens of feet above the ground on poles and construction site without wearing protective clothing like harness ,helmets/ hard hats, googles, etc. I hope this incident could resurrect or begin the discussion of safety on the workplace. I hope to see an immediate change in the conduct of these companies starting today. Once again my condolences to concern.
    • @loose mouth (18/11/2022, 16:43) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Thank you for your on point comment. The ones that was standing there recording a man to post on line and share for others to look at, let your conscience be your guide. How would you feel if it was a member of your family laying on the ground with a serious life threatening injury and some one was recording to post on line for what ever reason. My concern was why the man was allowed to climb a utility pole to do work without a hard hat and no safety harness. If this is indeed so, this is a major safety violation.
      • whistle blower (18/11/2022, 17:26) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
        If he didn't circulate the picture, you would've never seen things to run your mouth. It is pictures/videos what clarify things especially for the police and jurors
        • @Whistle blower (18/11/2022, 21:04) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
          You have got to be one dumb A.. simpleton loon. It was not his place to circulate anything. That is for the news media or police to do.
      • Correction (18/11/2022, 18:45) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        In one of the same videos that you were talking about, I saw a harness on the ground under him after he fell. The harness probably broke, which caused his fall. I’m assuming and sorry about what happened as well.
      • Surveillance (18/11/2022, 21:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Look like it was a camera already spinning that hapoened to capture the unfortunate tragedy and not someone waiting for an accident to happen. My car has a dash cam thats always rolling as well
  • To the FAMILY! (18/11/2022, 17:08) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Condolences to the family. Please take the time to mourn but to also not let his death go without being recognized as a safety issue in The Virgin Islands!

    This telephone company can afford to supply their workers with a bucket truck, and proper climbing gears to ensure their services are rendered to the wider community. So why not INVEST in EMPLOYEE SAFETY!

    Family please take this matter to the heads of state and have a law passed in his honor! Also seek legal action and get compensated for your lost! It will not bring him back but at least it will create the safety standards for persons working in this field in his honor!

    Once again condolences!
  • ft (18/11/2022, 17:23) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Careful who you work with that's all i have to say
    • @ft (19/11/2022, 08:39) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      True, be very careful who you work with or agree to work with. Some will get you to work and they don’t pay you or they don’t give a damn about your safety. All of you that is doing this to people is going to get f,,,ed real bad by catching a 2x4 or a piece of construction steel against the side of their face .
  • Ghost (18/11/2022, 19:05) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is truly sad and tragic. Condolences to his friends and family.. a harness!!!- In today’s world persons still climbing poles with a harness? Hmmn smh.
    • @ghost (18/11/2022, 22:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      A harness you say? This is indeed a freaking Third World place.
      • Ghost (19/11/2022, 21:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Craziness-Not the best safety method. What happened to the trucks where they’re hoist in a bucket?
  • Axle (18/11/2022, 20:27) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is so very sad news. Saw you a week ago and we exchanged such warm greetings, just to now here of your passing. RIP my friend and sincere condolences to your family.
  • Looking on (18/11/2022, 23:13) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Condolences to the family May his soul RIP
    The ladders they are using are not the correct safety ladders .
    These company need to spend the money for good safety equipment
  • ausar (20/11/2022, 16:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Such a RICH company, that couldn't offer bucket lifting??

    My goodness!!

    Consumer protection is needed in this matter!!!

    Sssooo sadd!!

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