Worker killed in Dubai after scaffolding collapse

Police say initial reports suggest accident was caused by negligence

Picture for illustrative purposes only.
Picture for illustrative purposes only.

Dubai Police have said the collapse of scaffolding on Sunday, which left one man dead and four others seriously injured, may have been caused by negligence.

According to reports, a temporary lift filled with iron rods and pipes fell on the scaffolding at the eight-storey building in Al Qusais.

One Bangladeshi worker was killed when the lift contents fell on him, while the others from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh sustained critical injuries.

Major-General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police for Criminal Investigation, said initial reports suggest that the accident took place “due to negligence".

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