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Timber company reopens after worker’s death

September 18, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

GEORGETOWN –Guyana officials say they have allowed a Malaysian-owned timber factory to reopen because it has agreed to update safety measures after a worker’s death.

Labor Minister Manzoor Nadir said Friday that Barama Company will install security cameras and back-up switches to turn off machines in case of emergencies.

Police are still investigating the death of 30-year-old Jason Fraser at an idle plant whose machines were not in use. They said he seems to have been crushed, but not by the machine he was found beside.

Barama was ordered closed nearly two weeks ago. Plant officials did not return calls for comment.

Nadir says similar measures will be applied to the entire wood processing industry.

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