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Maltese Driver Left Stunned At Contractor’s Response To Gzira Construction Accident

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A man was left shocked twice over when driving through Gzira this afternoon, as pipes tumbled from a crane right onto his car and the contractor brushed off the incident. 

“I was driving through Empire Stadium Street when a stack of plastic pipes fell onto the arch of my car door,” Ben Pace told Lovin Malta. “Luckily, my car only suffered a few dents and scratches but it was only a few inches away from hitting my windscreen. Can you imagine what would have happened if someone was walking through that area or driving a convertible car?”

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The construction workers weren’t wearing any protective clothing Photo: Ben Pace 

Pace said he called the police as well as the health and safety inspectors, after noting a number of irregularities on the construction site. 

“The pipes weren’t even tied up as they were carried up the building in a container used to carry cement, the workers weren’t wearing protective clothing or hard hats, and the crane didn’t even have a Planning Authority permit,” he said. “The road should clearly have been closed off to traffic.”

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The pipes weren’t tied up as they were carried to the top of the building. Photo: Ben Pace 

However, it was the response of the contractor – whose name he can’t recall – which left him stunned. 

“The contractor simply told me he almost died three times but never made a fuss, right in front of the police officers and health and safety inspectors,” Pace said. “This shows the level we are at – where some people can jut do whatever they please.”

This is the second reported construction accident in Gzira in as many weeks, after bricks from a crane fell through the roof of a clothes shop in Rue d’Argens while staff and clients were inside.

Have you seen any other shocking incidents in Malta’s roads? Let us know on [email protected] 

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