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Police issues official report on explosion at quarry in Santa Elena, Cayo

Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017. 1:18 pm CST.

Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017. 1:15 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: According to police reports, yesterday around 5:30 PM,  San Ignacio police visited La Loma Luz Hospital where they observed the motionless body of a male person bleeding from the right side of his head.

Police investigation reveals that shortly before 5:30, Ronald Sutherland, 71, a Canadian businessman of Tiger Aggregates Ltd was conducting a blasting at the white marl hill in Santa Cruz Area, Santa Elena Town.

During the incident, Sutherland was about 75 feet away from the blast seeking refuge under a crusher .

As a result,  the impact that the blast created caused injuries to  Sutherland to the right side of his head.

Sutherland was transported the La Loma Luz Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

His body was later transported to the Western Regional Hospital Morgue where it awaits a postmortem examination.

A BBN reporter was on the scene shortly after the incident occurred and reported that about 20 houses in close proximity of the location received damages.

Several people also sustained body injuries as a result of stone misiles.

Police investigations into this matter continue.


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