OHS Department expected to intervene after worker dies at WG Friendship Plaza

OHS Department expected to intervene after worker dies at WG Friendship Plaza

By Semi Turaga
Monday 28/09/2020
WG Friendship Plaza is a 28 storey luxury hotel and convention centre.

WG International Real Estate Fiji Limited says it is cooperating with Police investigations and will work with the Occupational Health and Safety Department after a man died while working at its construction site on Saturday.

Engineered Designs Principal Engineer Vijay Krishnan who helps with the project management for WG Friendship Plaza says they will now have to see what transpires today because the OHS Department intervene and set the procedures moving forward.

The 36-year-old Asian national allegedly fell from the fourth floor of WG Friendship Plaza currently under construction along McGregor Road in Suva.

Police say the victim was putting up scaffolding in the lift area when the alleged incident occurred.

Krishnan says the Construction Manager has reported the matter to the OHS Department.

He says initial information they have gathered is that the victim was not wearing a harness at the time of the incident.

Krishnan says this is a very tragic incident.

WG Friendship Plaza is a 28 storey luxury hotel and convention centre.

It is expected to have an inventory of over 300 rooms, observatory tower, boutique shopping, healthcare and entertainment complexes. Construction on the project started in 2016.

At least another 18 months is needed to complete the construction of the WG Friendship Plaza.

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