Ryan Henry, the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) employee who was burned while working on a utility pole at Parika on Tuesday, had his left hand amputated.
The amputation was done on Friday at the Georgetown Public Hospital and he is said to be in a stable condition at the High Dependency Unit (HDU) of the institution hospital, sources said yesterday. Henry’s mother had told Stabroek News that her son would be greatly affected if his hand were amputated because he was a very active person.
The woman had said that her son liked to cook and if he lost his hand it would cause him to distress. But doctors at the hospital had to remove his hand because it had become lifeless.
The Bent Street, Wortmanville, resident was burnt to his face and chest while he was working on the GPL pole. His co-worker, Vague Trotman, fractured a limb in the ordeal after he jumped off the ladder, leading up to the pole, when he saw what had happened to Henry, sources had told this newspaper.