Family Left To Cope With Second Tragedy

February 6, 2013

A family which was already grieving is left dealing with a second tragedy, as the death of Millard ‘Chris’ Bean in the industrial accident at Morgan’s Point yesterday followed only weeks after the death of his stepson.

Mr Bean, 47, was the stepfather of Torrie Baker who died on 19 January 2013. The 25-year-old aspiring singer/songwriter was killed in a cycle collision on Mullet Bay Road in St. George’s.

In a tragedy of extreme proportions, Mr Bean’s wife Lorrie Bennett-Bean has lost both her son and husband in the span of under three weeks.

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The police said Mr. Bean was seriously injured when a wooden structure fell on him at around 11am. He was treated at the scene by EMTs before being rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, where he was later pronounced dead.

He was an employee of Island Construction and the staff there are said to be distraught over the death of their co-worker. Like his stepson before him, Mr Bean was a well liked person, with numerous people expressing their grief and recalling the good times they had with him.

Approximately 20 people have lost their lives in industrial accidents in the past few decades in Bermuda.

The last person to die in an industrial accident was 18-year-old Kevin Ledo, who was killed while doing landscaping work at a Warwick residence on Christmas Eve in 2011, and the last person to be killed on a construction site was Malaysian contract worker Toh Chee Seng, who fell off a ladder in 2010.

A investigation into the tragic incident that claimed the life of Mr Bean is underway by the Government Health and Safety officers and the Bermuda Police Service.

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  1. Condolences Expressed To Bennett-Bean Family | Bernews.com | December 18, 2013
  1. Cisco says:

    Oh how sad, my Sympathy to the family.

  2. female says:

    Tears in my eyes as I read this story and I don’t even know the family… Mrs. Lorrie Bennett-Bean, you have my deepest condolences.

  3. mixitup says:

    OMG This is HeartBreaking! I just want to give this poor lady a Big Hug..So Sad

  4. cant fool me says:

    May GOD watch ova the family

  5. God bless you says:

    God bless you and your family during this difficult time. May he keep them near and help uplift you and may you find comfort.

  6. Bermy Gooner says:

    Sincerest condolences to the whole family.

    Absolutely horrific circumstances that I could only, but never would want to, imagine.

    Please hold up your head up as high as you can during these difficult times.

    RIP to both

  7. very serious says:

    Condolences to Mrs Bean and family. May God give you strength to guide you through your grieving.

  8. Real Talk (original) says:

    Wow. Praying for the strength and comfort of Mrs Bean and family at this difficult time.

  9. Myzterri says:

    May GOD continue to provide you with strength, courage, and comfort in the days to come. Sincerest condolences to the family and friends during this time. RIP Torrie and Millard.

  10. Justine says:

    I wish there was something I could say or do that would ease this lady’s pain, but the family and friends are in my prayers at whay must be a difficult time.

  11. Springflower says:

    Mercy I really Feel for this Lady!!! :’(

  12. Blessed says:

    I hope today we all reflect on how blessed we are as this devastating news hits our community. May God show this mother and wife strength to pull through this extremely difficult time. I don’t know you but I cannot even begin to imagine your pain… You are in my heart and prayers!

  13. Guilden M. Gilbert, Jr. says:

    So, so sad, sincere sympathies to the family. I knew Millard quite well as we attended Whitney Institute together and he captained the Whitney cricket team. He was a really good guy and will be missed.

    Guilden M. Gilbert, Jr.

  14. Lynn says:

    Mrs Bean,

    May you find comfort and peace during this difficult time. There are no words to express the grief that you are probably feeling, but please know that I will continually pray for you and your family. God bless.

  15. Dispatcher #48 says:

    Its hard this morning not hear his call sign and I will say again he will be missed. I would like to take this time to express our condolences to his wife and family from the ICS/Container Division. RIP Unit#14 and I know that we will continue to hold your family in our prayers daily.

  16. citi zen says:

    This is an aweful situation. I pray that this country will rally around Mrs Bean & family.

    I’m so sorry this has happened to this family

  17. ohmysoul says:

    Dear Mrs. Bean – May God hold you up and give you strength – may you feel peace & and the love of so many that are praying for you at this time. we are many yet we are all one. Amen

  18. “There is a place of quiet rest, near to the heart of GOD………”. Lorrie Bennett-Bean. This is a devastating n very hard to digest time we have encountered; but truly you know, that you are in my prayers n thoughts.
    I pray that GOD will doubly strengthen you, as you, overcome by the BLOOD of the LAMB of GOD.
    To each of you: “Be not dismayed, whatever betides, GOD will take care of you; beneath His AWESOME WINGS of LOVE abide n GOD still will take care of you. Just continue to follow JESUS as there are no chances of getting LOST.
    Be still n know He is GOD n GOD ALONE.
    My deepest n heartfelt sympathies to both families. GOD’S continued Blessings Lorrie Bennett-Bean.

  19. Rea W says:

    I am praying for this family… Stand strong!

  20. Bermy girl says:

    Lorrie and family you have my heartfelt sympathy. I cant even imagine how you must feel at this time. Please just take your strength from the Lord and know that he will never leave or forsake you. Bless you.

    Old Heron Bay friend.

  21. With a heavy heart.... says:

    Mrs. Lorrie Bennett-Bean and Family you have my sincerest condolences. Although I don’t know you, my heart is heavy and my prayers are many for you and your family at this time. Words can not express or mend the kind of loss you have encountered. My prayer is for peace within your souls. Do not rely on you own understanding of these tragic circumstances, as only the good Lord knows why you have to endure this kind of pain. But know that as long as you continue in your faith in the Lord you will be reunited with your loved ones again. Rest assure the pain will ease with time and prayer. Keep those dear loving memories close to heart as they will help you through the days, weeks, months and years ahead.
    May God bless and keep you:-(

  22. Juniper says:

    Wow, you just new know do you. Last month and again just after the holidays, we would see Millard and the IC crew hard at work on Par-La-Ville road during the ongoing road works. Cool guy, would speak every day always had it under control. I knew him from Whitney days. RIP my friend. My heart felt condolences to his family, co workers and friends.

  23. Truth Be Told says:

    This is so sad, I’m lost for words. Mrs. Bean, may God give you the strength to get by every day, may He never leave your side, and give you guidance and protection endlessly. I pray He comforts you during this terrible time. Peace and love be with you. Amen. I send my sincere condolences to Mr. Bean’s wife, family, Friends, and the construction family & collauges. R.i.p Mr. Bean.

  24. Caring person says:

    So Sad my Heart goes out to the who;e family . i will Pray For you