BREAKING: One dead, one injured in ice plant explosion at fishing wharf

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 January 2017, 12:34 by Denis Chabrol

The damaged ice plant where the men were repairing an ice plant when the explosion occurred Sunday morning.

One man was Sunday morning killed and another injured in an explosion at an ice plant at Houston wharf.

The dead man has been identified as Bhagwandie Lall.

Repairs were being conducted on the plant at the time of the incident at BM Enterprise/ KB Enterprise.  “They were doing welding explosions and apparently the gas was in the atmosphere with the heat and there was an explosion and the person who actually was doing the job fell and broke his neck and he got some minor burns,” Divisional Fire Officer, Compton Sparman told reporters.

The men were in an elevated area at the plant when the explosion occurred, ripping out the zinc walls of the building and pitching them out

The body of the dead man covered in a blue tarpaulin whole police and fire service personnel spoke with one of the company’s officials in the short blue pants and pink shirt.

Sources said the dead man’s throat was severely gashed and his limbs broken. The other man sustained burns and he was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.

Fire fighters and emergency medical response personnel rushed to the scene.

Investigations are underway.