A Guyanese-born construction worker who was working on the new St. Jude Hospital construction site in Vieux Fort died as a result of an injury he sustained at around 2:30p.m yesterday (July 15).
Julius Ferguson, 50, of Doe Carmel, La Resource, Vieux Fort received a cut to his throat from a small grinder.
Ferguson’s relatives told St Lucia News Online (SNO) that the father of one has been working at the site since the inception of construction back in 2009. He was at the time employed with Sadoo & Company Construction.
His cousin, Vernice Bastien, told SNO that the family received a call from Ferguson’s colleagues informing them of the incident.
According to reports, the grinder may have slipped from his hand and connected with his neck. The injury caused him to bleed severely. It is believed that he died on the spot.
Relatives said he was taken to a local mortuary after the incident.
“If someone had a door to repair or a window to fix, he would always be there to help,” she added.
Ferguson has been a construction worker and joiner for many years. He has been living in Saint Lucia for over 18 years.
He leaves to mourn his father Bartholomew Ferguson, daughter, Tekshika Ferguson and a two-year-old grandson.