Royalton Resorts Calls Jamaica Construction Collapse Unfortunate

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The scene at the partial collapse of the Royalton Luxury Resorts construction in Negril, Jamaica.
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The scene at the partial collapse of the Royalton Luxury Resorts construction in Negril, Jamaica.

By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 11, 2016: Royalton Luxury Resorts yesterday told News Americas Now that the collapse of a section of a building at their construction site in Negril, Jamaica was an “unfortunate incident.”

The comment based on a NAN request, came hours after the Jamaica construction site accident around 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning that sent five workers to the hospital. The property is located on the site of the former Grande Lido Negril, according to Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism, which dispatched a team to the site.

Natalie Walsh, a spokesperson for the brand, which recently announced it will open an adults-only oasis within a resort on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica and a private cove on the coast of Cap Cana, Saint Lucia, as of February 1, 2017, told NAN in a statement that they are “saddened” but “are pleased to confirm that all construction personnel have been accounted for.”

Walsh said two workers were treated and released while three were admitted to a local hospital. Despite claims on social media of deaths, the hotel brand reported there were no deaths from the accident.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the workers and families affected by this unfortunate incident,” added the statement. “We are very appreciative of the swift response by local emergency personnel.”

Royalton also insisted that Therrestra, the construction firm responsible for the build, “is a very reputable and respected company with over a decade of experience working on similar projects.”

Royalton Luxury Resorts offer All-In Luxury vacations in some of the world’s most popular tropical destinations, including the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Cuba.