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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Sherry Davis is thanking God for
sparing her life after she was struck
by a 20-foot beam which fell from
the roof of the Super Foods Super-
market, Claxton Bay Junction,
while she was working below.
"I feel is a miracle I alive. I feel
if it wasn t for my colleague, who
was telling me not to go to sleep, I
wouldn t ah make it," said Davis as
she grimaced in pain.
Davis, 30, had emergency surgery
on her left arm but may still never
be able to use it again. She also suf-
fered a large cut on the front of her
Recalling the incident from Ward
10 A of the San Fernando General
Hospital, she said while she was in
the meat section she was hearing
noises on the roof.
"We accustom hearing little stone
and thing on the roof so I was not
taking on the noise.
"When the beam buss through
the galvanize roof it come straight
down on me. I raise my hand to
breaks but it done hit me on my
head and it hit my hand."
Eyewitnesses said the beam was
on scaffolding, which shifted, causing
it to come crashing through the ceil-
ing, plummeting about 25 feet to
the ground. Davis said she could not
feel her arm.
"I started beating up on the
ground. One of my co-workers she
talk to me, she say, Sherry, don t
go, you have two children, you have
to study your children, don t go to
sleep. She keep me up.
"She did not want me to see my
hand but I see it. The bone bust
through my flesh." She said it took
a few people to lift the beam off her.
Davis has been working in the
supermarket for over a year.
She said her husband, Roger
Kennedy, had asked her to stay home
that day because he felt something
bad was going to happen but she
did not listen.
Kennedy said no one seemed to
be taking the incident seriously.
"My wife could have died. I made
a report to the police. They ain t
even call me or nothing. I sure Osha
knows about this but they not doing
anything. Please, someone do some-
thing," he pleaded.
Kennedy, a PH driver, said he had
not been able to work since the inci-
dent because he had been busy tend-
ing to his wife.
He said doctors told them that in
three months she may have to
undergo further surgery but might
still never regain full use of her arm.
Doctors, he said, also told them that
she might suffer from complications
from her head injury in the future.
Kennedy said he had gone to an
attorney to seek legal advice.
The driver of a truck believed to be
responsible for Saturday s hit-and-run
accident which killed two people has been
held, but relatives said it does little to ease
On Sunday, Central Division Task Force
got a tip-off that the truck was parked in
the Preysal Cemetery, near the suspect s
home. The truck was damaged to the front
and wires were holding up loose fittings.
The driver was arrested at his home and
police said he drove off in fear.
He was being questioned by CID at the
Freeport Police Station yesterday, and was
yet to be charged. Police said he should
appear in court by Friday.
On Saturday, Krishendath Ramdeen, 60,
his son Ramdath Ramdeen, 31, both of St
Julien s Village, Princes Town were travelling
in a vehicle with Sham Mohammed 50, of
Mayaro, Terrance Forbes, 28 and Nazar Naz-
Around 2.30 am, near the Freeport inter-
change, a truck rammed the Nissan AD
wagon, driven by Ramdath, from behind
causing the vehicle to crash into a utility
pole before plunging into a ditch off the
Solomon Hochoy Highway.
Police said the truck never stopped.
Krishendath Ramdeen and Sham
Mohammed died from injuries sustained in
Ramdeen s son Sheldon Ramdeen said
while his family is thankful to police, it s
hard to say goodbye to their father, who will
be cremated around noon today at the Shore
of Peace, Mosquito Creek, South Oropouche.
"It is a little ease, but we still have to deal
with the death of our father. We still have
a funeral to see about and it is real hard.
There are still fellas from the accident who
are still in the hospital," Sheldon said.
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Woman faces useless arm
...after beam falls on her while at work
Sherry Davis at the San Fernando General Hospital last Friday. PHOTO: SHARLENE RAMPERSAD
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