Crush fatality in Malta

A man using a truck mounted platform to clean the roof of a tunnel in Malta died yesterday after he was crushed between the platform and the tunnel roof.

The man, Mario Vella, 57, was working in one of the Kirkop tunnels - near the international airport - during the early hours of Tuesday morning when the incident occurred. The work is being carried out by Infrastructure Malta.

Members of the Civil Protection Department and a medical team were called out and managed to lower him to the ground, by it was too late and he was declared dead at the scene. An inquiry has been launched under magistrate Nadine Lia.
The Kirkop tunnel


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