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Family of man killed in blast awaiting word about death from hotel management

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com

Saturday, April 22, 2017    

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Family members of 27-year-old Federhori McIntosh, who was killed in a bizarre accident at RIU Reggae in Ironshore, St James on Thursday, have expressed disappointment at the hotel’s handling of the tragedy.

Two of McIntosh’s grieving brothers, Derron McIntosh and Marlon McIntosh, as well as the deceased’s fiancée, Diedre Clarke, told the Jamaica Observer last night that they are yet to be contacted by representatives of the hotel.

“Up to now we haven’t heard anything from the hotel about how he died. Management has not called us to say anything and we are not satisfied with that,” said Derron, echoing the sentiments of other relatives.

But president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Omar Robinson said he met with the management of the hotel yesterday and was assured by the representatives of the resort that contact has been made with the family members of the five persons who were hurt in the accident.


About 3:30 pm on Thursday, Federhori, who was the hotel’s maintenance manager, and four other employees were injured following the explosion of a boiler pump.

Federhori reportedly died at hospital, while two of the other affected employees were yesterday said to be in critical condition.

Yesterday, family members and neighbours of Federhori gathered at an apartment in Rose Mount Gardens, St James, where the deceased was living with his two-year-old son, Sederhori, and his fiancée of several years.

A teary-eyed Clarke, who was engaged to Federhori in February, told the Observer that she is yet to come to grips with the untimely death of her lover of more than five years.

“I have been crying from I got the news, from yesterday (Thursday). Right now I don’t even know what I am going to do. He (Federhori) had promised to take care of me and our son… I can’t believe that he is gone,” Clarke sobbed.

She said her fiancée was “everything to me”.

She said she last saw Federhori Wednesday morning when he left the house for work.

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