Body of worker stuck under rubble

I heard this over the news on radio on my way to work……Gulf News has also published it in today’s issue:

The body of a Pakistani plumber killed in a construction site accident on Tuesday is still beneath the rubble.

A police official said salvage operations are ongoing, but it is a tricky situation. The accident occurred near the Academic City when the roof of the second floor of a parking lot under construction caved in as fresh concrete was being poured over it.

Inayathul Haq, 26, and four other workers were taking their afternoon nap when the accident happened. The four others escaped with minor injuries and were treated at Rashid hospital.

Work at the construction site stopped yesterday. Dubai Municipality has launched an investigation into the accident.

These accidents are an everyday tale on construction sites and there seems to be no notice or action taken to curb them.

Buildings under construction covers almost the entire skyline of Dubai. With tight schedules and deadlines, work is carried out 24 hours with very little care taken of the labor workforce.

It is high time that the government implements a viable labor law regulations.

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