The Cable: Quality Television, Unlimited Calls to the US & Canada, 2MB High Speed Internet

Connect with WINN FM

Unit C24, The Sands Complex
Newtown Bay Road, Basseterre, St. Kitts, W.I.
Download Programme Schedule

Farrell died from traumatic shock due to crushed ribs

askeo farrell

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  Askeo Farrell (Jeffers) died from traumatic shock due to multiple fractures to his rib cage and sternum, according to an autopsy performed on Sunday.

Farrell's body was found in the shaft of the elevator in the main terminal at the RLB International Airport on Sunday, nearly two days after he had been sent to do repairs on the lift.  The thirty one year old's body was discovered wedged between the outside of the elevator and the wall of the shaft.  

A family member told WINN FM that Farrell had asked his girlfriend to collect him from work on Friday afternoon.  She is said to have waited at the airport for two hours before giving up, and calling a relative to see if she knew where he was. 

Forced to wait the requisite 24 hours before an adult can be reported missing, family members went to police on Sunday morning.   WINN FM understands that it was around this time that personnel at the airport noted an unpleasant scent coming from the elevator.   

The family has questioned how he could be allowed to work on the elevator on his own, and why no one at SCASPA seemed to notice that he never reported back after being given the assignment.

A physician who spoke to WINN FM on Wednesday said that given the circumstances of a major crush force, his death should have been almost immediate.

SCASPA has scheduled a press conference for this afternoon (Thursday, April 3, 2014).

 UPDATE:  Read full statement from Minister of Transport made at Thursday's Press Briefing HERE.

Add comment


Security code
Refresh


Top Local Stories

Most Read - December 2014

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Prev Next

Buckley's Man Shot Dead in Home

Monday 1st December, 2014 Hits:2806

Toni Frederick

Authenticity of ILO Report on BHS Confirmed

Sunday 14th December, 2014 Hits:2227

Toni Frederick

Powell's comments about WINN journalist rehashed in defamation debate

Wednesday 10th December, 2014 Hits:2037

Andre Huie

PM, Brantley clash over Iran-CBI issue

Friday 12th December, 2014 Hits:2025

Andre Huie

***UPDATED***Man found dead in Phillips'

Saturday 6th December, 2014 Hits:1977

Andre Huie

Buckley's Youth Questioned in Relation to JNF Shooting, Shot Dead

Tuesday 9th December, 2014 Hits:1925

Toni Frederick

TDC expresses condolence at Merrit's passing

Monday 1st December, 2014 Hits:1924

Clive Bacchus

PM Douglas Setting the Stage for Continued Governance

Wednesday 3rd December, 2014 Hits:1922

Ken Richards

Visa Imposition Part of Global Initiative, Says Canadian Journalist

Sunday 30th November, 2014 Hits:1921

Toni Frederick

Differences over Whether Ramdhani Judgment Should Feature in New Trial

Tuesday 2nd December, 2014 Hits:1920

Ken Richards

MV Akuma Motata removed from reefs in Dieppe Bay

Tuesday 2nd December, 2014 Hits:1908

Andre Huie





EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LISTEN AGAIN

 - WINN FM Evening News - 17th Dec, 2014

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

Drag Racing in Nevis

- Inside the News - Saturday 13th December, 2014

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

- The Bigger Picture with Ken Richards 14th December, 2014

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

-The Operating Room 16th December, 2014

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

- Jonel Powell - Agenda Launch

Click below to hear full item

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

- Felix Redmill - Time For A New Political Culture

Click below to hear full item | Read full text

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.