Man dies after being crushed by car

| 22/09/2019 | 9 Comments
Cayman News Service

(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: The man who was killed on Saturday after the vehicle he was working on for a friend fell down from the jack and crushed him has been identified. Police said he was Gregory Washington Walters (48), a Jamaican National who has been living in the Cayman Islands for several years. The emergency services were called out at about 1pm on 21 September to the location at Valencia Drive in Bodden Town, where he was killed.

Walters, who is believed to be a government mechanic, was unresponsive when medics arrived at the scene. He was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Cayman, and in in particular Bodden Town, Little Jamaica, is full of these yards with cars up on blocks for weeks on end with people, mostly from we all know where, tinkering with them from time to time until they decide there is nothing can be done and they just stay there as derelict vehicles looking crappy and attracting rodents. Just drive down all the roads in Bodden Town off the main road, Department of Environmental Health/Richard Simms.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Condolence to family and friends, posted @ 3:02 am I wonder if this ever happens in the UK ,sadly tragedies are a part of life and it doesn’t matter what you have in place they will happen, however I do agree safety regulations and policies if followed does minimize accidents

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  3. Anonymous says:

    So sad. I pray comfort for his friends and family at this difficult time.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Does the UK safety law apply to persons doing work for themselves as was the case in this sad incident????

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  5. Anonymous says:

    So tragic, but something that could have been prevented. This is why we have such rigorous Health & Safety regulations in the U.K. condolences to his family. RIP

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    • Anonymous says:

      Whilst I don’t necessarily disagree with your comment, If this was a private property and a case of a friend helping a friend, H&S regulations are never really going to have any impact, whether here, UK, or anywhere else. – However if he was a Government mechanic, then you would have hoped he would be properly qualified to assess the risk and work safely. Either way, it’s a very sad case and condolences to his family. RIP

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      • Anonymous says:

        Thank you 8.53am for your comment and that you fully understand my comment, unlike some postings that may have thought that because it was a private job less care is allowed to be taken. That was not the case. You are right when you said accidents can happen even in the U.K. whether H&S regs., are in place or not. It has happened many times, but within the workplace of business’ H&S Executive is on the site immediately of any accident and heads do roll. Someone will face the consequences for their actions and disregard for H&S. Unfortunately, this poor gentleman was kind enough to do a favour for his friend but didn’t fully assess the situation. Everyone has a duty of care even to oneself.

    • Anonymous says:

      Do those rigorous regulations cover persons working on a friend’s car in the front yard? I think not. Yes more care could have prevented this but don’t bring up regulations that cover businesses.

    • WhaYaSay! says:

      Cayman has OSHA type requirements. Same would have happened in the UK as this work was being done at a private residence. Condolences to the family during these difficult times.

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