Iron sheet falls on worker’s feet, severing toes

Iron sheet which fell on the feet of a worker at the Th. Dhiyamigili boatyard on March 16, 2019.

A worker at the Th. Dhiyamigili boatyard has been reported injured after getting hit by an iron sheet in a workplace accident this Saturday morning.

Maldives Police Service reports the accident took place at approximately 9:15 am when workers attempted to lower an iron sheet using a forklift.

The agency reports the iron sheet fell on top of the right foot of a 36-year-old Maldivian male working at the boatyard, severing some of his toes.

The worker injured in the accident has been transported to Th. Atoll Hospital for treatment.

The case is under investigation by Maldives Police Service.