UG worker dies in accident
At the hospital his wife, children and UG staff were there hoping that Latchman Sukdeo would pull through but those hopes were dashed when the doctors told relatives that their best efforts failed to save his live.
Sukdeo a long service University of Guyana staff was on his way to work when his motorcycle collided with a forklift, which was loading metal at the corner of Lamaha and Delph streets.
Residents said Fred, as he is popularly known, suffered a gash to his neck and he was bleeding heavily when he was rushed to the Balwant Singh Hospital.
Reports surrounding the accident are conflicting with eyewitnesses at the worksite saying that the man lost control of his motorcycle, but persons close to the man said he was one of the most careful riders.
As word got around his wife Monica and son rushed to the scene to get word on what transpired but they were provided with little information.
The woman said Sukhdeo took the normal route to work. Monica said her husband left his Station Street Kitty home for the University of Guyana a little after 8:00. She said about 10 minutes after she got a phone that he was involved in an accident.
By the time the police arrived on the scene the owners of the company had already removed the forklift from the accident scene and placed it back in the yard. Sukdeo’s motorcycle was left some distance away from the scene. The entire accident was captured on tape and that could help the police investigations.
UG staff, union representatives all converged at the hospital to give support to Sukdeo wife and children and they spoke of the impact his death will have at the university.
Sukdeo worked in the bindery section at the University for over three decades. He was 51.