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Carlton Fitzherald Sancho:Demise Raises Labour Issues

Burn Victim's Demise Raises Labour Issues
Monday February 25 2008
by A. Aisha Caleb-Browne
The Antigua Trades & Labour Union (AT&LU) has made a forceful plea for workers to report all cases of occupational injury, lest they are denied their rights and privileges under the country's labour laws.
The appeal comes following the death of 30-year-old Carlton Fitzherald Sancho of Guyana, who succumbed to complications as a result of injuries he sustained after falling into an uncovered hot-mix tank on the property of his workplace, the Antigua Distillery Limited.
Sancho, a former police officer in his native Guyana, has reportedly been living in Antigua for the past three years with his sister Onika Dey.
The duo spoke to the Antigua Sun prior to Sancho's untimely death, at which time they expressed concern about the amount of publicity the case was receiving.
When prompted, it was revealed that not being a national of Antigua and Barbuda, Sancho was fearful that he would h…

Carlton Fitzherald Sancho, Severely Burned, Hospitalised After Falling Into Boiling Tank

Carlton Fitzherald Sancho, Severely Burned, Hospitalised After Falling Into Boiling Tank
Wednesday February 13 2008
by A. Aisha Caleb-Browne
A 30-year-old man is currently a patient at the Edward’s Ward at the Holberton Hospital where he is nursing what is strongly felt are severe third degree burns to both legs.
Carlton Fitzherald Sancho, originally of Guyana, is an employee at the Antigua Distillery Limited (ADL) where the incident occurred on Monday, shortly after 6 p.m., during his four to 12 work shift. According to preliminary reports, the injured man fell into one of three uncovered tanks which measure between 10 to 12 ft in depth and which are usually kept closed.
It is further reported that the tanks are to be kept closed but at times, they are kept uncovered for convenience.
The Antigua Sun spoke to the patient at the hospital at which time he explained that he had gone to the hot mix area to change the wash – a mixture of molasses, steam and yeast used to make the alcohol – as…

Carlton Fitzherald Sancho: Burn Victim Dies at Holberton

Burn Victim Dies at Holberton
Sunday February 24 2008
by A. Aisha Caleb-Browne

Carlton Fitzherald Sancho, an employee of the Antigua Distillery Limited (ADL) who fell into one of three uncovered hot mix tanks at his workplace, the Antigua Distillery Limited (ADL), has died.
The 30-year-old Guyana national succumbed to burn related complications and died at approximately 8 p.m. last Saturday, mere hours after friends and relatives took to the airwaves in an urgent appeal for O-negative blood.
The preliminary cause of death according to medical personnel is said to be stress ulcers, which in medical term is referred to as stress gastritis, the sudden swelling of the stomach lining. Left untreated, this may lead to ulcers and bleeding, and may occur after burns, shock, trauma or severe illness.
Sancho endured third degree burns to his legs and his groin and stomach areas on 11 Feb., when during his four to 12 work shift, he fell into the tank which measures 10 to 12 ft in depth.
A day afte…