Welder who died at Paria had hypertensive complications, says company

Company Sonny Beharrysingh and Sons issued a statement on the cause of death of welder Shakile Keyon Douglas, who died at Paria’s Point-a-Pierre facility on October 21, 2022. 

The company said an autopsy report showed that Douglas died as a result of hypertensive complications.

“The autopsy on Shakile reveals that he died suddenly as a result of hypertensive complications. In light of Shakile’s untimely passing, our Company and Shakile’s loved ones join in bringing awareness to the importance of health and wellness and work life balance. We urge everyone to conduct regular medical screening, exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet.”

“Shakile, 28 years old was welding a roofing frame of an office container at Paria, when he complained of feeling unwell and requested to take a break. Observing that he was experiencing medical distress, Shakile’s co-workers immediately contacted Paria’s Emergency Response Team who contacted, The Trinidad and Tobago Fire Services and the external emergency response agencies.

“Despite all attempts made, Shakile was found to be unresponsive and subsequently pronounced dead by the relevant authorities.”

The company issued condolences to his family and said they are assisting them. 

“The management and staff of Sonny Beharrysingh and Sons extend their condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Shakile Keyon Douglas…our Company continues to assist Shakile’s loved ones during this difficult time and keep them in our prayers.”