The Occupational Safety and Health Authority (OSHA) has launched an investigation into Tuesday's truck explosion which claimed the life of Phillip Ramlochan.
The revelation was made by Minister of Labour Jennifer Baptiste Primus in the Senate on Thursday.
She said the investigation was initiated on Tuesday June 4th.
Baptiste-Primus informed the Senate that this was in keeping with their mandate laid out by the OSH Act to investigate workplace injuries and fatalities.
One man is dead and another one critically injured when a truck contracted with Massy Energies burst into flames in Penal Rock Road.
Phillip Ramlochan of Oropouche died while Drig Paul is being treated at the San Fernando General Hospital after the back of the oil tanker exploded.
The incident occurred around 8:15 am at Haggard Trace, Penal Rock Road.
Police said the men were working near an oil well in an oil and gas mining zone when Ramlochan opened the tanker and it exploded.
Motorcyclists were expected to turn up at the crash site in South Oropouche last evening where veteran rider Robert Seales died on Sunday night.
A report stated that around 10.30 pm, Seales, 47, of Montrose, Chaguanas was riding along the Solomon Hochoy Highway Extension. As he tried to ride around the roundabout at the Shore of Peace cremation site, he crashed into a concrete barrier.
His body was thrown off the motorcycle and stopped several metres away. Fellow motorists rushed across to help, but he was already dead.
While investigators say yesterday’s massive fire at Kaizen Environmental Services did not result in injury to workers or damage to property, there are concerns about the harmful effects to the environment.
The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) is expected to visit the waste-treatment facility in the La Brea Industrial Estate today to determine whether the company’s operations adhere to its Certificate of Environmental Clearance.
The body of a 69-year-old man was recovered this morning at King’s Wharf in San Fernando.
Guardian Media has learned that Harry Samaroo of Phillippine was among a group of people who went for a swim in the waters off King’s Wharf, on Tuesday.
We were told Samaroo swam further into the water but did not return.
Police were contacted, and a search was mounted.
His body was recovered at around 7:35 a.m. Thursday by a relative.
- Bavita Gopaulchan
A midnight swim after an argument has lead to one Diego Martin man losing his life.
Ricardo Chinnon, 58, of Term Drive, drowned in Chaguaramas early on Tuesday.
Police were told the Chinnon went into the waters off the Boardwalk at around 12:30 am, moments after having an argument with a relative.
As he swam further out he reportedly got into difficulty and his relative lost sight of him.
He then resurfaced in the shallow water of the bay.
When it was realised he was not breathing, emergency services were called to the scene.
A Swissport worker at the Piarco International Airport is this country's latest road fatality statistic.
The toll now stands at 51.
Rudra Sookdeo, 40, of Coalmine in Sangre Grande died instantly when a vehicle crashed into him while driving along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway on Monday morning.
The driver of the other vehicle was charged on Monday afternoon for driving under the influence of alcohol after a breathalyzer was administered to him at the hospital.
Nine people have been left homeless as fire gutted a two-bedroom house in Mon Repos, San Fernando Wednesday afternoon.
Police suspect arson as the cause of the fire.
Eyewitnesses say a man was seen running away from the scene soon after the fire started.
No one was at home at the time.
This is a developing story and we will have further updates.
Three persons—two men and a woman—escaped death when the vehicles they were driving plunged over precipices in two separate incidents over the jazz weekend.
According to Divisional Fire Officer David Joseph- Thomas, on Saturday morning in Belle Garden, Kimberly Lord of Belle Garden was transported to the hospital in an unconscious state after the vehicle in which she was driving went over a precipice.
The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard is yet to confirm the truth of reports that several Venezuelan nationals have gone missing at sea, after the boat they were in capsized en route to Trinidad and Tobago.
According to an article published today by Venezuelan news site Noticia Al Dia, 33 people disappeared at sea after a boat which travelled from the town of Guiria to T&T sank near The Bocas off Trinidad's west coast.
The article further stated that only the boat's captain and another passenger were rescued in an offshore area known as Boca de Dragon.