Workers unhurt in well floor collapse


There was near catastrophe at the Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) Hampton Pumping Station in St Philip yesterday when the well floor collapsed.

Minister of Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams said workmen in the well-escaped injury because of the safety precautions which the BWA had instituted.

“Due to the safety precautions with people wearing harnesses, nobody was injured in the process but workers on the site had to work exceedingly hard to stop the pumps from dropping into the well,” he said during a post-Cabinet press conference at Government Headquarters.

Abrahams explained that Hampton was the last of the pumping stations the BWA was trying to get back online in an effort to restore water to districts such as Durants and other areas of Christ Church, and St Philip.

The intention was to have the pumping station working at full capacity by today, but he said this was no longer possible. (GC)





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