Updated May 1

A worker has died after falling from a height of two storeys at a building site in Mġarr, police have said.

The accident happened at a block of apartments under construction at Triq San Pietru at around 2.45pm.

It is the second fatality linked to construction this year, after mother-of-two Miriam Pace was killed when her home collapsed next to a site in Ħamrun. 

The victim, who has not yet been identified, was certified dead on the site. 

One woman at the scene, who said she worked for a construction companies, told Times of Malta that the victim had only been employed for a few days and was still "trying out the job".

The scene of the accident. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe scene of the accident. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Another neighbour said he heard commotion from his window, and later discovered a man had died. 

An inquiry is being held by Magistrate J Demicoli and the police are investigating. 

Last year there were three workplace fatalies, including a 23-year-old man from Mali who was killed when he fell four storeys from the site of a new school in St Paul’s Bay. 

In 2018 all work related fatalities involved male construction workers who fell to their deaths. 

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