By Laura Kemp • 25 June 2021 • 16:17
A MAN, of whom no further information has been disclosed, died today, June 25, after 1,000 kilos of plastic fell on him in the Almeria town of El Ejido, according to Emergencias 112 Andalucia and Junta de Andalucia.
Minutes before 1pm, telephone 112 received a call for help that warned that 1,000 kilos of plastic had fallen on a worker in a company located on the Guardia Viejas highway, at kilometre 3.
The coordinating centre quickly mobilised the Public Health Emergencies Company (EPES) and the Guardia Civil.
The emergency operatives arrived at the scene to find that the victim was unconscious and without a pulse, for which they proceeded to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques.
EPES sources have specified that, finally, the patient died after receiving assistance from the medical team of the mobile ICU displaced to the location.
112 has reported the event to the Labour Inspectorate and the Centre for the Prevention of Occupational Risks.
The news comes as a court in Sevilla has sentenced a man and his insurance company to compensate the rider of a moped with almost €32,000 after the rider had been involved in an accident with a dog belonging to the man.
The incident occurred on November 28, 2012, when the plaintiff was riding his moped on the A-8100, which connects Utrera and Carmona, in Sevilla Province. A man was walking his dog on the same stretch of road, when suddenly the animal ran into the path of the rider, causing him to swerve to avoid the dog and ending up crashing his moped.
As a result of the crash, the court heard that the rider suffered injuries including “a fracture of the left radius and ulna, and an undisplaced peri-prosthetic fracture of the right knee plateau-tibial” which needed two surgeries and the placement of a new prosthesis.
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