UPDATE: Vieille Case man dies in Picard accident

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A construction worker from Vieille Case is dead following an accident in Picard, Portsmouth on Thursday afternoon.

He has been identified as Hails Honore, 52.

According to the police, Honore was the foreman on a project, near Ross University, and was on a roof of a four-storey building with his son hoisting material via a pulley when he lost his footing.

He fell 42 feet.

Honore was treated on the scene by medics from the nearby Ross University and was transported to the hospital in Portsmouth.

He died at the hospital.

A coroners inquest and post mortem will be performed.

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42 Comments

  1. darling
    November 1, 2014

    Rip hails :(

  2. Question
    October 25, 2014

    Very Sad indeed. My condolences to his friends and family.

    I hope his death is not in vain and it sparks the authorities to enforce security measures in construction.

  3. Shameless
    October 25, 2014

    In this day and age, I am still saddened when I see the lack of safe practices in our construction industry. While the US is not a perfect country, they have 29CFR-1910 and 29CFR-1926 that deals with workplace safety. We have so many professionals in the diaspora who can help us look into regulating our industry yet we don’t take advantage of their expertise because they are Dominicans. Everytime some gets seriously hurt or killed we revisit the sad and sympathy notes but soon forget to implement lessons learned. What is it going to take for us to realize that SAFETY FIRST may just require legislation and enforcement?

    I implore the government to create some industrial safety and environmental agency modeled after the US Occupation Safety & Health Administration. There should have been a serious investigation into the accident (not by police because they don’t have a clue in industrial safety practices). We have a bunch of professionals in that area living in the US state of Texas in particular. People like Maximea Vigilante, Peter Challenger, Mossy Drigo and others who do this on a daily basis including accident/ incident investigations. There is this other one who goes all over the world teaching industry courses and I am certain these guys have a lot to offer in reshaping safety in our beautiful Dominica.

    Please Dominica let us take the lead and protect our workers. When I see the quality of scaffolds used when building houses in Dca I cringe. Just about 1 year ago we had one collapse with a father and son from Salisbury almost costing them their life.

    May the soul of Mr. Honore RIP and his family be comforted in their time grief.

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  4. yellow mellow
    October 24, 2014

    R I P cousin , my deepest sympathy to the family.

  5. ANOYMOUS
    October 24, 2014

    So sad my condolences

  6. Wendy Honoré
    October 24, 2014

    :cry: to my loving brother hails honoré , may is soul rest in peace Wendy .

    • Wendy Honoré
      October 24, 2014

      :( to my loving brother hails honoré , may is soul rest in peace .. And he will be remeber :'(

  7. In His hands
    October 24, 2014

    I wailed for you Hails….May the strength that God gives be upon the damily and entire community of Vieille Case.

  8. Anonymous
    October 24, 2014

    Deepest condolences to the family and please have the son see a psychologist soonest

  9. Anonymous
    October 24, 2014

    very sad to his family ……. peace be strong in the Lord, please workers use straps.

  10. QUEENS
    October 24, 2014

    Oh, oh; that is sad. May the family find strength and the courage to carry on in his good memories.

  11. Anonymous
    October 24, 2014

    wow! i’m so sorry.

  12. T
    October 24, 2014

    Oh this is sad. Comfort and strength to his loved ones. Truly sad

  13. famalay
    October 24, 2014

    them man back home cane do better then that I am in de us when u c them man on dose roof they have all kind of rope to tiy them rest in peace my brother

    • your right
      October 24, 2014

      true. i saw them myself too and was not sure what they were wearing till my husband told me the ropes were to secure them just in case they fell. true. i totally agree with you.

    • bomboclat
      October 25, 2014

      Make use of a dictionary

    • October 26, 2014

      And some still die. Ropes do not prevent death.

  14. Ytassy
    October 24, 2014

    My deepest condolences to the Honore family and the people of Ti Ravine. Why do the thoughts keep coming that the Vieille Case men are paying with their lives. Sacrifices and the families are accepting financial aid to bury their loved ones.Time will tell.

    • tell
      October 24, 2014

      That’s not the time to say negative things, if you don’t have anything good to say be quiet.

    • Anonymous
      October 25, 2014

      You are such an idiot of making such comment at this tragic moment.

  15. WHO VEX VEX
    October 24, 2014

    Boi
    I worked with him and to tell you the truth it’s a sad moment, not only for me but construction workers island wide.
    This guy fell from the very top of a four story building which is probably over 50 feet.
    Contractors most start to put safety measures in place for their workers, unless someone is not dead nothing will not be done.
    RIP Hailz. Gone but not forgotten.

  16. itassi4us
    October 24, 2014

    My deepest sympatied goes out to Sharon and the children. May u find peace and comfort in this difficult time.

  17. tell
    October 23, 2014

    Very sad of this tragic news. May you rest in peace. Condolence to the family.

  18. Setup
    October 23, 2014

    May his soul rest in peace.

  19. Sad
    October 23, 2014

    Employers in Dominica do not place importance on the safety of their workers. I pray God’s comfort for the family.

  20. The Facts
    October 23, 2014

    This is very sad. My sympathy to his family. May his soul rest in peace. Amen!

  21. October 23, 2014

    though his name is not yet known i extend deepest sympathy to his family.

  22. brenda
    October 23, 2014

    rest in peace hails.you were a good neighbour. to your wife sharon and children,father mr titi, grace,wendy,evelyn and huckins i say take courage and be strong cause god does not give you what you cant bare.we the vieille case people are here for you.

  23. A Grand Bay citizen
    October 23, 2014

    My condolences to the family and friends of the young man who pass. May god give you strength in your time of grieve. Hold on, god knows best.

  24. October 23, 2014

    Condolences to the family. Sad. Be strong.

  25. Me
    October 23, 2014

    Rest in peace parder. Don’t know who he is but this is sad. Family, be comforted in Christ.

  26. Abitrator
    October 23, 2014

    May your soul rest in peace, my condolences to your family and friends

  27. VCase/NY
    October 23, 2014

    That’s very sad when I heard what happened. May the Almighty strengthen the family at this sad momment. My heatfelt sympathy to his family. May your soul rest in peace.

  28. Itassi Too
    October 23, 2014

    Very sad day in Vieille case today. We have indeed lost one of our finest young men. We pray God’s strength and grace to his wife and two children in particular. RIP double HH!

  29. Gémina
    October 23, 2014

    :cry: :cry: :cry: R.I.P uncle

  30. Jerome caprice
    October 23, 2014

    So sad to here u leave us like that my partner.hard working man ,will be missed R.I.P MR HAILS

  31. Anonymous
    October 23, 2014

    So sad to here u leave us like that my partner .u were a true friend for so long R.I.P Mr Hails

  32. Citizen Kane
    October 23, 2014

    Sad .. Rest in peace bro !

    • Anonymous
      October 24, 2014

      Loosing my uncle That why i can’t belive that rip uncle hails :cry:

    • Anonymous
      October 24, 2014

      Rip uncle hails i Will surly miss u when i Will come down dominica :cry:

    • Anonymous
      October 24, 2014

      Blessed

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