Nearly 20 Qualfon workers hospitalised
Nearly 20 Qualfon workers were hospitalised yesterday afternoon after falling ill at the company’s Plaisance Call Centre, following a suspected heat build-up after a power outage.
The power outage at the facility and the failure of its backup generator preceded the chaos at the site at around 4:30pm, when some of the workers began screaming and panting for breath while others were writhing on the floor.
The building was evacuated soon after but the confusion continued outside at the entrance and the convulsing and fainting workers were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). The Call Centre building is without windows and with over 300 workers said to be on site for the 4pm to midnight shift when the power failure occurred, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.