Avenida Isaac Peral in Malaga.

Worker dies after fall while repairing roof in Malaga

A colleague was seriously injured in the accident and transferred to the city’s Regional Hospital

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A worker has died and another was seriously injured after falling from a roof in Malaga city on Wednesday evening, according to the 112 Andalucía emergency services control room.

The accident happened at around 6.20pm when the two workers apparently fell from a roof they were repairing, at a height of around seven metres.

National Police, Local Police and healthcare services were alerted but the death of one of the workers was confirmed by police. An ambulance transferred the injured worker to the city's Regional Hospital.

Fragile and deteriorated

According to union sources, the second worker is in serious condition and claimed the fall happened because of the 'fragile and deteriorated' state of the roof on which the deceased man and his companion were working.

As a result of the incident, this Thursday (18 November) the CCOO and UGT unions gathered, at 12 noon, to denounce the death as a result of a work-related accident.