Grief of a daughter who lost her father in a construction accident

62-year old Victor Camilleri from Birkirkara, who last Friday was grievously injured in a construction site in Gżira, is still in danger of dying. Another worker, Anthony Bartolo aged 44 from San Ġwann, suffered slight injuries during the accident.

But for another worker, 56-year old Eugenio d’Anastasi – a father of two children from Birkirkara – the day’s work ended in tragedy.  He died when a slabs gallery collapsed in Abete Rigord Street corner with Garden Street, in Gżira.

Eugenio’s daughter, Jessica D’Anastasi, wrote on her Facebook page after being told of her father’s tragedy:  “How happy you were, papa, when I told you that I became a nurse.  Who would have told me that you will not see me in uniform or with my academic gown”.

Eugenio D’Anastasi was working with other workers on the balcony when it collapsed last Friday at around 1 p.m.

“Thank you father for the sacrifices you made to see us progress in life.  You worked tirelessly in construction to give us the best education and to see us where we always wished to be”, Jessica said.

“You will now rest in peace and thank you for all that you have done.  Keep your hand upon us near the Lord”, his daughter wrote.  Eugenio’s relatives and friends will give him the last farewell next Tuesday at 8.30 a.m. at St Helena Basilica, Birkirkara.