Blueoceana Company has just learned that a 44 year old longshore worker at the Port of Malé, Maldives, was seriously injured in an industrial truck accident yesterday afternoon.
His crushing injuries were so extensive, that doctors were unable to save his injured leg. It was amputated below the knee.
As the media report below indicates, this is the 2nd worker to loose a leg to an industrial accident at Malé port in a year's time. Moreover, the report characterizes the worker's employer Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) as being "tight lipped" as to the accident's details.
MPL is a state corporation of the Maldives, created to be the sole port authority of the ports of the Maldives. It is 100% owned by the government of Maldives and is headquartered in Malé, the principal port, major city and capital of the archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean.
The Port of Malé comprises an Inner Harbor, used by pleasure craft, the local fishing industry and the coastal trade, and an Outer Harbor where larger ships may berth.