Posted on June 28, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Two shipyard workers were seriously injured in the morning of June the 27th while working at Malta’s Palumbo Shipyards.
The incident occurred at approximately 09:00 am, on Thursday morning, in a shipyard in the Triq Ghajn Dwieli neighbourhood, located in the Maltese city of Paola.
According to the police report, a 48-year old Romanian national, who was operating a fork lifter at the time, managed to hit a fellow Romanian shipyard worker.
The vehicle proceeded to fall into the sea, dragging the two workers along with it in the process.
Thankfully, they were rescued by their colleagues, who immediately brought them ashore and called for an ambulance.
The true extent of their injuries was revealed later; according to their hospital, they are considered to be in a serious condition.
“Shipyard officials were immediately on hand to assist the two men and help them get back onto shore. The shipyard abides by the highest international safety standards and the welfare of our employees is always our top priority,” said a spokesperson for Palumbo Shipyards in a statement.
Local authorities have opened an investigation into the accident.