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Two crushed to death in crane collapse in Sharjah

Filed on March 25, 2014

The workers were standing under the crane, directing its driver to lift up the concrete, when all of sudden the crane collapsed due to a technical fault.

Two Asian workers died on the spot when a crane lifting a container full of wet cement collapsed at an under-construction building in Sharjah Industrial Area No 2 on Saturday evening.

The two workers were not wearing their helmets at the time of the incident, the police said.

The police operation room received the call at about 4.30pm and an ambulance, rescue unit, a Criminal Investigation Department (CID) team and patrols were dispatched to the site.

The deceased, identified as R.T.A., a 33-year-old Bangladeshi and N.H.F., a 41-year-old Pakisitani, were employed with a Sharjah-based contracting company.

The co-workers who witnessed the incident said they were standing under the crane, directing its driver to lift up the concrete, when all of sudden the crane collapsed due to a technical fault and hit their heads.

The police shifted the bodies to Al Kuwaiti Hospital. They have registered a case under relevant sections and are trying to ascertain the exact cause of the accident.

The police are also investigating if there was any negligence on the part of the company in observing safety and protection procedures for its workers.

afkarali@khaleejtimes.com

Afkar Abdullah


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