Contractor hurt in 60 foot fall at Malin International Ship Repair and Drydock

The Galveston Daily News is reporting that a contractor was seriously injured in a 60 foot fall while working on a roof at Malin International Ship Repair and Drydock in Galveston. The incident happened shortly before 11:00am on Wednesday April 18th. According to a spokesman for Galveston Police Department, the contractor had been working on the roof, pressure washing it, at the time of the fall. One of the roof panels he stepped on gave way and the man fell 60 feet, striking his head on a table when he landed. An ambulance hurried the man to UTMB Galveston in critical condition. A video of the scene is available at the Galveston Daily News’ web site. Malin International is located at Pier 40/41 in the Port of Galveston. The name of the injured worker has not been released.

A contractor was pressure washing the roof of this Malin International Ship Repair building when a roof panel gave way and the man fell 60 feet

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