By Cathy Elelman • 18 July 2019 • 19:30
RESPECT: Berja council offered its condolences to the 49-year old’s friends and family.
ONE workman died and another suffered minor injuries when the roof of a building undergoing reforms in Berja collapsed on Tuesday evening.
Three of the labourers working on the three-storey structure managed to make it out on their own and alert the emergencies services that their 49-year colleague was trapped under rubble, according to Spanish media.
The fire service recovered his body a couple of hours later, Spanish press reported.
Today, Wednesday, Berja Council staged a one-minute silence at midday in front of the Town Hall in memory of the accident victim.
The council offered its condolences to the 49-year old’s friends and family.
The Guardia Civil has activated the judicial protocol for initiating an investigating to determine the cause of the roof collapse.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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