Indian worker falls to death in factory

AL AIN — Saleem Abdulazeez, a 40-year-old Indian worker, died while on duty at a cement factory here in Al Ain city on Friday.

By Lana Mahdi

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Published: Tue 30 Oct 2007, 8:43 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:58 AM

An eyewitness said Abdulazeez sustained head and neck injuries after falling from a height in the factory. An official from the Al Ain Police Emergency and Safety Unit (AAPESU) said there was no confirmed report yet on the cause of the worker’s death, and added that Al Ain Police were still investigating the accident, which was reported at around 2.30pm.

Saleem, a father of four children, three boys and a girl, had been working in the cement factory for 16 years, a company source said.

Meanwhile, the eyewitness said the police rushed to the spot after hearing of the accident and found Saleem lying on the ground. “Saleem was fixing water leakage in a tunnel inside the factory when the accident occurred,” the eyewitness added.

In another incident, three cars smashed into each other in Al Yaher Area near Al Ain at around 3pm yesterday. Nobody was seriously injured in the accident.

A 35-year-old UAE national who was driving a Toyota Camry hit two cars - a car of Emirates Transportation Company that was being driven by a 50-year-old Pakistani driver, and another saloon car of a 25-year-old Emirati national.

“The driver of the first car lost control and crashed into the other two cars,” said an AAPESU source. The Toyota Camry was completely damaged, and its driver was shifted to the hospital for medical check-up.

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