A construction worker dies in the autumn at the Hamrun site
A construction worker died on Saturday after falling from three floors at a building site in Hamrun, police said.
The 50-year-old worker was a Bulgarian citizen living in St. Paul’s Bay.
In a statement, the police said that the man fell from a site in Triq Karmnu Abela at around 11am.
A medical team was called to the area but the man was certified dead on the spot.
Magistrate Caroline Farrugia Frendo is conducting an inquiry into the case.
The accident comes just over a week after construction worker Jaitah Lamin testified against his boss from his hospital bed after falling two floors.
After his fall, Lamin recounted how he was carried out of the construction site and dumped at the side of the road in Selmun instead of receiving immediate medical attention. He was eventually found by passers-by who called for help as well as police. His employer, Glen Farrugia, was granted bail after denying the charges brought against him, including grievous bodily harm.
The fourth fatality this year
This is the fourth fatal accident to occur at a construction site this year with several other workers injured.
In April, a 38-year-old man living in San Pawl il-Baħar died after falling seven floors on a construction site in Marsascala.
A Malian man who fell from six floors from another site in Marsascala also died in February.
In March Charlie Attard, a 52-year-old father of two, died when the roof of a public toilet collapsed on him while he was doing maintenance work in Gozo.
According to data released by the National Statistics Office, seven people died and 2,300 people were injured as a result of accidents at work in 2020. The construction industry had the highest number of accidents at work in the employment sectors.
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