A STUDENT was injured when part of the Almeria University Study Hall ceiling fell on him.
His lawyer has reported that they hope to come to a friendly agreement with the university, but it must be taken into account that he was studying for his ‘oposiciones’ (competitive examinations for people wanting a public-sector job), and that this accident could affect him at a crucial point in his life. The lawyer maintains that his client will not be in the best condition to take the exams, which may or not be repeated next year.
After the accident, the university immediately contacted the man and his girlfriend, who was with him at the time but was not injured, and informed them that there is a civil liability insurance in place. They also made counsellors available to them.
Experts in architecture and engineering visited the study hall to determine the reason why the ceiling collapsed and said that the building is structurally safe and will be reopened as soon as possible. In the meantime, classes held in the building have been suspended.