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Firms pay $108,900 for construction worker death

A family has been compensated $108,900 (AED400,000) after construction worker died on site in UAE's capital

“Falling concrete struck the worker on the head which caused his death,” said the prosecutors. (Image for illustrative purposes only)
“Falling concrete struck the worker on the head which caused his death,” said the prosecutors. (Image for illustrative purposes only)

A family has been compensated $108,900 (AED400,000) after a construction worker died on site in Abu Dhabi, 7DAYS reported.

As the Asian worker was standing on the ground near the newly under-construction building in Abu Dhabi, concrete blocks collapsed from the top of the building and fell on him, according to official documents.

“Falling concrete struck the worker on the head which caused his death,” said the prosecutors.

The construction company was found guilty of negligence by Abu Dhabi Criminal Court after investigations showed that the company did not meet the safety requirements, leading to the collapse of the concrete parts from the outer part of the building.

The company and their insurance firm were ordered to pay $54,450 (AED200,000) in compensation and another $54,450 (AED200,000) in damages to the family by Abu Dhabi Civil Court of First Instance and Appeal Court.

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