Oman: Worker dies after building underway collapse

One worker was found dead after the ceiling of an under-construction building in Oman's Ghala area collapsed

Up to 25 workers were present on site when the accident occurred. [Representational image]
Up to 25 workers were present on site when the accident occurred. [Representational image]

An under-construction building collapsed in Oman on Wednesday, 23 September, 2015, killing at least one worker engaged on site during the accident. 

The under-construction building is located opposite Savoy hotel in South Azaiba, Ghala.

“The equipment we were using is new but the accident occurred because of the heavy load,” workers told local daily Times of Oman.

There were up to 25 workers in the building when it collapsed.

A worker on site, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "The accident happened when three of our workers were tightening the pillar which provides support to the ceiling.”

“When we were concreting the roof, we felt that the pillar to support the ceiling was not tight enough.

"Three of our workers went down to tighten the pillar but suddenly the pillar snapped and the ceiling collapsed,” he added.

According to Oman's Public Authority of Civil Defence and Ambulances (PACDA) the deceased was located under the rubble at around 2am on Thursday, 24 September, 2015, while the building had collapsed at 4pm on Wednesday.



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