Jaiteh Lamin Calls for Changes to Safety Regulations at Construction Sites in Malta
Jaiteh Lamin is urging the authorities to make the necessary changes to the regulations and safety measures on construction sites in Malta.
This was stated during an interview of Lovin Malta with Jaiteh Lamin, weeks after his accident at his workplace where he was then abandoned on the side of a road, which shocked the whole of Malta.
“I want to send a message to the Government, they want to do their best for the construction sites, and there must be big changes in security measures,” Lamin told Lovin Malta.
He addressed how there are many accidents that occur at construction sites in Malta, with three accidents occurring just after him.
“There is a lack of security,” he stressed, saying they do not even have access to safety equipment such as a belt, helmet, or jacket.
Lamin also made it clear that construction sites in Malta are insecure for everyone, not just migrants.
“In a construction site, everything and everything is dangerous and heavy. You make the slightest mistake and it will be dangerous for you, ”he said.
Lamin recounted that it was very hard for him when he was left for the dead on a street in Selmun, and what went through his mind was that he would now be sent to prison.
“On that bad day, I was just crying and praying for God to save me,” he said.
He also addressed systemic issues within the country’s treatment of third-country nationals, saying he had heard too many stories of migrants encountering racist attacks on the island.
Lamin still expressed his love for Malta and the people here, saying that “Malta is a beautiful country. I see beautiful people everywhere and they should not let such incidents happen. “
Earlier today, protesters gathered in Valletta calling for increased measures in the field of workplace security, justice, and equality.
Among the demands made was the protection of workers’ rights regardless of their status, providing a solution for undocumented workers in Malta, and ensuring that all work is safe and dignified.
On September 28, Lamin fell two stories while working on a construction site. Instead of being taken to hospital, he was allegedly left abandoned by the side of the road, by his employer, Glen Farrugia, who has since been charged with the accident.
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