Manager caught on charges of endangering people's lives

DUBAI - An Arab manager of a contracting company has been referred to the Public Prosecution on charges of endangering people's lives.


Amira Agarib

Published: Fri 25 Jul 2008, 1:33 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:17 PM

A case against him has been lodged with Rashidiya Police Station.

The manager has been accused of lodging a large number of labourers in a building under construction which was stocked with gas cylinders and large quantities of wood and flammable material, according to Major-General Khamis Mattar Al Mazina, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police.

He said Dubai Police is keen on playing its role in the welfare of the community and ensuring the security and safety of the workers.

He said the Department of Human Rights in Dubai Police will continue inspections of workers accommodations and construction sites and initiate action against companies found violating the rules.

Meanwhile, Dubai Civil Defence spokesman Mahmood Hamed said inspections were carried out at 1,176 warehouses and labour accommodations and 907 companies were found violating safety rules.

The violations included stocking of gas cylinders in labour accommodations, lack of alarm and fire safety measures.

Also, too many occupants putting up in too small a space, collection of waste around the housing, which could be a source of fire.

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