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Venezuelan man dies after falling from UPs Cineplex

- Jose Silva was reportedly working on exterior of building when he fell
A Venezuela national met his death after falling from upstairs UPs Cineplex today, March 15, 2020. Photo: VINO/File
Mr Jose Silva, 38, was pronounced dead at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital after 6:00pm today, March 15, 2020. Photo: VINO/File
Mr Jose Silva, 38, was pronounced dead at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital after 6:00pm today, March 15, 2020. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A Venezuela national met his death after falling from upstairs UPs Cineplex today, March 15, 2020.

The man has been identified as 38-year-old Jose Silva.

Mr Silva was reportedly working on the exterior of UPs Cineplex when he fell.

The incident occurred around 2:00pm.

Police have confirmed the incident and the death of the man.

“He was pronounced dead at the Dr D. Orlando Smith hospital after 6:00pm,” Police Information Officer, Akia L. Thomas told Virgin Islands News Online.

12 Responses to “Venezuelan man dies after falling from UPs Cineplex”

  • GG (16/03/2020, 00:21) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    I hope it had scaffos for him to stand on than on the exterior of the building wriskjng his life that he eventually lost
  • Caracas (16/03/2020, 00:37) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    not good who see about job safety on these sites because some workers uses no safety harnesses
  • Binocs (16/03/2020, 02:33) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
  • Charley Rose (16/03/2020, 02:53) Like (28) Dislike (3) Reply
    It is very sad to hear of the death of the Venezuelan national. He left his homeland for betterment and met his demise. I do hope his employer had paid his Social Security and National health Insurance during his employment in the territory. May His Soul Rest In Peace.
  • Sigh (16/03/2020, 04:17) Like (39) Dislike (0) Reply
    R.I.P mehn, don't know him but condolences to his family and pray that they find strength through this rough time.
  • LCS (16/03/2020, 06:28) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    How sad. Condolences to his family and close ones. Looking for something better and met his death in tragic circumstances. RIP.
  • Diaspora (16/03/2020, 07:41) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Condolences to the family of Venezuelan that lost his life. I don’t know what happened here so I will not comment on this specific fatal incident. However, construction is inherently dangerous and must be treated as such should be treated seriously. Contractors, owners.........etc must move heaven and earth to ensure that safety practices, procedures......etc are followed. Safety save lives and must be job one (1). If we take a look at any construction site, we will see violations of basic safety practice, ie, no personal protection equipment (PPE), ie, hand, head, eyes, foot, hearing protection; no masks, respirators......etc. It is not uncommon to see people on roofs without tying off. I can go on and on. It is only by the grace that more safety incidents do not occur. Well, we probably have more vehicle accidents per capita than anywhere else in the world. Whatever agency, ie, TCP, Public Works.....etc is responsible for ensuring that safety practices are aggressively followed. Is there an occupancy safety and health (OSH) agency in the BVI and if no it needs one? Yes, we are in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic but we can walk and chew gum. Let’s get busy. We must protect our human capital.
  • safety first (16/03/2020, 09:09) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not only in the construction industry other industries as well there should be Safety Standards.
    A lot of these businesses only care about how much many they can make. They care Zero about their employees.
    Health and Safety.
  • ... (16/03/2020, 09:30) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    I feel for the poor guy coming from his war tone country only tying to get a better life then this!!!
  • NezRez (16/03/2020, 13:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    So very sorry to hear this sad news. Let this be a wake up call for all workers out there in every field of work. An accident can happen in a blink of an eye. Please be careful everyone. My condolences to his loved ones.
  • Feel real bad (16/03/2020, 13:09) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Poor guy came here just looking for a better life and this happened. Condolences to his family and friends. RIP.
  • Lmm (16/03/2020, 20:54) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply

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