MPL porter badly injured after accident

An aerial shot of Male' City. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

A porter 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 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 to Sun that the porter was in the operation theatre and details of the injuries were unclear.

The employee is a 28-year old individual, according to the IGMH official.

The MPL official stated that MPL was looking into the reason why the roll fell. 

The incident comes after another worker of the ports passed away last month after a glass sheet fell onto him during work.