Worker sustains serious injuries in hole collapse in Addu

Hithadhoo, Addu City. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

A hole that workers from Fenaka Corporation were digging in a road in Addu’s Hithadhoo district to install sanitation pipes collapsed Sunday, trapping two of the workers inside.

The incident took place Sunday night, and resulted in injuries to two workers from Fenaka – both of them Maldivian males.

An official from Fenaka’s Hithadhoo branch told Sun the workers had been trapped inside the hole for approximately 10 minutes before they were rescued and taken to the hospital.

According to the official, one of the workers sustained rib fractures, and is under observation at the Intensive Care Unit, while the second worker is being treated at the ward.

The official said they had observed safety standards, and that the cause for the hole collapsed was unclear at this point.

This is the first time for such an incident to happen here, said the official.