Front PageTop NewsEditorialOpinionInterview_LettersCulture
NEWS | Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Injured migrant dumped on Balzan centre

An asylum seeker was yesterday morning left on the doorstep of the Good Shepherd (Bon Pastur) Home in Balzan by a colleague, after he was seriously injured in a workplace accident on a construction site in Imtarfa.
The colleague drove the accident victim to Balzan and left him in front of the Open Centre before driving off immediately. According to a witness who was on site at the time, the injured man, who is of African origin and believed to be in his early 30s, was moaning with pain while other residents from the house tried to assist in any way they could.
The injured man, who had only been a resident of the Balzan Home for the last few days, was afterwards rushed to hospital by an ambulance where he was found not to be in critical condition. This newspaper is informed that he enjoys humanitarian protection status and can work legally, although his exact status on the Imtarfa building site has not so far been established.
Fr Alfred Vella, director at Dar l-Emigrant, and Joe Cardona, director of Good Shepard Home, both condemned the way in which he was abandoned by his employers, and told MaltaToday that they have requested the Authorities to start acting on such cases.
Details of the case, including the number plate of the colleague’s van, were reported to the Rabat Police Station. Currently both the police and the Occupational Health and Safety Authority are investigating the incident.


Any comments?
If you wish your comments to be published in our Letters pages please click the button below

Search:



MALTATODAY
BUSINESSTODAY

Go to MaltaToday
recent issues:
10/02/08 | 06/02/08
03/02/08 | 30/01/08
27/01/08 | 23/01/08
20/01/08 | 16/01/08
13/01/08 | 09/01/08
06/01/08 | 02/01/08
30/12/07 | 23/12/07
19/12/07 | 16/12/07
12/12/07 | 09/12/07
05/12/07 | 02/12/07
28/11/07 | 25/11/07
21/11/07 | 18/11/07

14/11/07 | 11/11/07
07/11/07 | 04/11/07
Archives


Reporter
Watch Reporter online

NEWS | Wednesday, January 30 2008

NEWS ANALYSIS: The only way is Sant

Former MaltaTel director to be arraigned over unpaid salaries

Injured migrant dumped on Balzan centre

Mangion refutes PN claims on social services

Commission still investigating rationalisation of building zones

Michael Falzon sues MaltaToday for libel

Probation instead of jail for teenage girls on appeal

Ministry turns to YouTube to ‘out-Smart’ BA’s ban on ads

Labour’s star guest Johnson makes facelift headlines

Brincat calls for stronger outsourcing role for Malta





Copyright © MediaToday Co. Ltd, Vjal ir-Rihan, San Gwann SGN 9016, Malta, Europe
Managing editor Saviour Balzan | Tel. ++356 21382741 | Fax: ++356 21385075 | Email