Initial information reaching Demerara Waves Online News is that Mohammed Oosman was crossing a makeshift bridge from one field to another when the boards loosened.
The Bell Loader fell overboard along with Oosman who lived at Canefield, East Canje, Berbice. He was eventually taken out of the canal and rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Oosman’s family members, relatives, numerous colleagues and senior staff converged at the hospital shortly after the incident.
The workers, especially those at Lot 16 Rose Hall Estate, suspended work for the remainder of the shift.