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$174,000 damages for Chinese death [Trinidad and Tobago]

Author: Francis Joseph, Guardian [Trinidad and Tobago], Published on: 13 July 2010

The relatives of a Chinese worker, who fell to his death at the Ministry of Legal Affairs Tower on January 29, 2008, have been awarded $174,562 in damages. Xia Deyun died…from injuries as a result of the fall from the…Ministry of Legal Affairs building…which was under construction at the time…According to…a report…produced by the Occupational Health and Safety Authority (OSHA,) Deyun’s death came after failure of his employers, Times Construction to give him safety training…[T]he main contractor…Sunway Construction (Caribbean), sub-contracted the Chinese firm, Times Construction Company...

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