Crane operator awarded €108,800 in compensation

October 11, 2013

A trainee crane operator was injured after being left alone during his training schedule in May 2005, at the Malta Freeport Terminals is to be awarded €108,800 in compensation a court has ruled. During training, one of the 40-foot containers being unloaded off a vessel struck the crane mounted on the ship. With the force of the impact, the trainee crane operator lost consciousness and eventually had to be helped off his crane. In the incident, the trainee crane operator suffered a 5% permanent disability. During investigations revealed that the instructor entrusted with the training was not following the plaintiff during the training programme. Madame Justice Anna Felice concluded that given the lack of supervision during the trained training programme the responsibility of the incident lies with Malta Freeport.