JUTC News Release

Bus Cleaner dies in tragic accident at Portmore Depot

A Jamaica Urban Transit Company, JUTC, Bus Cleaner tragically lost his life last night following an accident at the Portmore Depot.

He has been identified as 41 years old Rohan Robinson, who worked in the Maintenance Department washing the undercarriages of buses.

It is understood that shortly after 10pm, a 2016 bus was at the Wash Bay, when Mr.  Robinson attempted to move the unit to another area when he crashed into a column and two other buses.  Upon hearing the loud impact, staff members rushed to the scene where they saw Mr. Robinson slumped over the steering. A staff member entered the unit to render first aid, however, his efforts were futile as Mr. Robinson was unresponsive.

The Police Emergency number was called and at approximately 11:20pm a team of Police Officers, an Ambulance and Jamaica Fire Brigade personnel were dispatched to the location. Mr. Robinson was removed from the vehicle, assessed by the team that operated the Ambulance and was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was subsequently removed and taken to a funeral parlour.

The matter is under active investigation by the Police as well as the Accident and Investigative Unit of the JUTC, as bus cleaners are not authorised to drive or move buses.

Staff members described Mr. Robinson as a co-operative and amiable employee who was always willing to assist and go the extra mile. He has been with the JUTC since April 2014.

Employees at the Portmore Depot will be provided with counselling to deal with the loss.