MPL worker badly injured after accident

Maldives Ports Limited (MPL)'s commercial harbor in Male' City seen from above | Photo: MPL

Malé, Maldives – A worker of the Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) has suffered serious injuries after a turf carpet roll fell on the employee during duty hours late last night.

An MPL official stated to local media “Sun” that the accident happened as the workers were attempting to load the turf rolls on to a pick up with a crane. The official said that one of the carpet rolls fell as they were being lifted by the crane. The roll fell onto a porter who suffered serious injuries. The porter was taken to the IGMH hospital for treatment.

IGMH media officials stated that the porter was in ICU and details of the injuries were not given. The employee is a 28-year old individual, according to the IGMH official. The MPL official stated that they are looking into the reason how the roll fell.

The incident comes after another ports worker passed away last month after a glass sheet pallet fell onto him during work. MPL had stated that the accident took place as workers attempted to lift a glass pallet from a container using a forklift. The pallet tipped, trapping two workers underneath. IGMH confirmed that the worker passed away at 05:40am on January 16.