By Tara Rippin • 10 March 2021 • 15:47
CREDIT: Pxhere (file pic)
Construction worker crushed to death by scaffolding in the Malaga town of Velez-Malaga.
THE tragedy happened at around 9.50am this morning, Wednesday, March 10, at a construction site in Calle Mar Cantabrico, Torre del Mar.
The 62-year-old construction worker died at the scene after scaffolding fell on top of him, according to reports from Emergencias 112 Andalucia.
Members of the Public Health Emergencies Company (EPES) and the National Police Force were sent to the site and enquiries have begun into the cause of the incident.
The coordination centre has notified the Labour Inspectorate and the Centre for the Prevention of Occupational Risks, which will also carry out their own investigation.
No further details have been released at this stage.
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