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Essequibo businessman charged over hiring of 13-year-old who died in mishap – Stabroek News

Rovin Mark Williams

An Essequibo businessman is now facing a child labour charge following the tragic death in June of a 13-year-old employee.

The boy died after falling off the back of a truck owned by the businessman whilst at work.

The incident which occurred in Adventure, Essequibo, Region Two, triggered the attention of the Ministry of Labour and prompted a charge to be brought against the man by the ministry under Section 5 (1) of the Employment of Young Persons and Children Act Chapter 99:01.

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