A 57-year-old man from Ħaz-Żebbuġ lost his life this morning while carrying out maintenance work in a Ħal Kirkop tunnel.
At 4.30 am, the victim was working on a ‘high up’ crane to clean the roof of a tunnel on Triq l-Industrija, when for some reason, he ended up crushed between the concrete roof and machine.
Police, members of the Civil Protection Unit and a medical team were on the scene.
Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead on the scene.
A magisterial inquiry into the death has been opened.