Philipsburg, July 15th 2019
From: Chief Inspector R.V. HENSON
POLICE PRESS RELEASE
Worker dies at construction worksite
On Sunday July 14th at approximately 11.50 a.m. a police patrol was sent to Gold Finch road in Point Blanche to investigate a case involving a construction worker who was involved in a tragic accident while at work. On the scene the investigating officers encountered the lifeless body of a man identified with initial J.R. (54) from Haiti. According to witnesses the victim was busy demolishing a wall on the site at which time a large section of the wall broke off and accidentally fell on top of the victim. Dr. Perk came to the scene and pronounced the death of the victim. KPSM Forensic investigators and the Inspection Department of VROMI are also investigating the matter to determine the exact cause of this accident. The body of the victim was transported to the Royal Funeral Home.
Detectives are presently investigating an attempted robbery which took place in the vicinity of the Princess Juliana International Airport on Sunday July 14th at approximately 19.00 p.m. According to the victim identified with initials J.G.C.A. (42) while riding on his scooter from the Maho beach area towards the main building of PJIA he suddenly felt a very heavy thump against his left leg and scooter causing him to lose control of the vehicle and fall to the ground. This is when he noticed that two unknown men on another scooter stopped next to his scooter which was lying on the ground. The passenger of the other scooter stepped off and started to search the compartments of his scooter but did not find anything.
As a result of fall the victim suffered several bruised to his body and complained of pain in his right knee and arm. The paramedics arrived on the scene a gave the victim medical treatment. The victim was transported to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further treatment