MAN KILLED BY MECHANICAL SHOVEL

A 31-year-old man was killed in Estepona last Friday when he was hit by a mechanical shovel on a building site in the Costalita urbanisation. He was standing on a raised platform waiting for the shovel to unload a block of cement when the arm broke, hitting him in the chest. A spokesman for the Comisiones Obreras trade union said he was the second worker to die in an on-site accident in the province this year. The man, a Spaniard, had only been working for the construction company involved since the beginning of the year. Labour Ministry inspectors have been called in to determine if the company was implementing safety regulations correctly at the site.

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