Multiple surgeries performed on injured MPL worker

Malé harbour | Photo: The Press

Malé, Maldives – Multiple surgeries have been performed on the Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) worker who suffered serious injuries after a turf carpet roll fell on the employee while on duty late Thursday 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 MPL worker who suffered serious injuries. The worker was taken to the IGMH hospital for treatment.

Media official of Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) revealed that the 29 year old patient is being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and that his condition is still serious. However IGMH has not yet revealed any information regarding the extent of injuries.

Following the incident, MPL said that their Accident and Investigations Committee has suspended all the workers involved in MINA investment and that certain task until the investigation of the matter is complete.

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. MPL stated that this case is also under investigation.