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Compensation for Family of Deceased Labourer

  The family of a 29-year-old labourer who was crushed by a conveyor belt in Vanua Levu will receive compensation. This was confirmed by the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and
28 Jun 2016 09:00
Compensation for Family of Deceased Labourer
Deceased 29 year old Flord William. FACEBOOK

 

The family of a 29-year-old labourer who was crushed by a conveyor belt in Vanua Levu will receive compensation.

This was confirmed by the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Permanent Secretary Salaseini Daunabuna yesterday.

Floyd William, of Nabavatu Village in Dreketi, died on May 21 at Xinfa Aurum Exploration (Fiji) Limited at Matasawalevu in Dreketi.

According to the Police report, Mr William was crushed by a conveyor belt carrying soil containing bauxite.

He was rushed to the Dreketi Health Centre, but was pronounced dead.

Ms Daunabuna said the payment for workmen’s compensation was endorsed last week.

“The compensation will be apportioned to the dependents by way of an application made to the Employment Relations Tribunal,” Ms Daunabuna said.

“As per the amount, we will be able to convey the same once the Tribunal makes orders for distribution of the compensation amount to the dependents.”

Mr William’s mother Luisana Radinimatai said the family was waiting for the ministry to release the compensation.

“We are still waiting over one month to receive a call from the Ministry of Employment,” Mrs Radinimatai said.

When the Fiji Sun contacted Xinfa Aurum Exploration (Fiji) Limited managing director Sireli Dagaga, he confirmed that the company handed over the compensation to the ministry last week.

However, he could not reveal the amount.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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