A FIFTY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD man has been killed building an illegal pool in Benamargosa after his leg was caught as his truck climbed a slope.
The vehicle, which was full of materials, had overturned, trapping the man and almost tearing off his leg. His colleagues tried to use a tourniquet to stop the bleeding but the worker had ruptured his aorta, leading to massive blood loss. Health workers arrived, moving the man into an ambulance but he died near to the scene of the accident.
According to media reports, the works being carried out to a private pool without a licence, and the builders had already been sanctioned for the project. The vehicle was said to be owned and operated by the deceased and his brother.
Francisco Ruiz, Mayor of Cutar, and Jose Gallego, Mayor of Benamargosa, both said they were “deeply” sad to hear of the incident and have passed on their condolences to the man’s family. Meanwhile Spain’s largest trade union, Comisiones Obreras (CC OO), has pointed out workplace deaths have doubled this year in Malaga, from seven last year to 14 for the same period so far in 2017. They staged a protest against the increase in Malaga on Monday to highlight the issue.