A 19-year old worker was injured this afternoon when a roof collapsed in a construction site.
The Pieta’ youth was doing construction work together with his 53-year old father at a garage adjacent to the construction site where the roof collapsed.
The accident occurred at around 2.20pm in Triq Viani, Sliema.
There were four foreign workers laying cement on the roof’s construction net when the accident occurred.
The roof collapsed due to the weight of the cement with the consequence that the garage wall gave way.
The young worker and his father ran away when they heard the sound of the collapsing roof, however the son was hit on his back by two iron props supporting the heavy structure.
Members of the Civil Protection were on site to assist in the rescue of the youth, together with an ambulance medical team, led by Dr Michael Spiteri.