DUBAI: Three Indians were among four construction workers who were killed after their suspended working platform collapsed in Sharjah in UAE, police said today.
The workers were reportedly putting up a billboard on the sixth floor of a mall when the steel wires holding the platform snapped plunging them to their deaths yesterday. The fourth worker was a Bangladeshi, police said, without revealing the identity of the victims.
According to the reports, the workers had started their shift at an early hour in order to adapt to the midday break rule for summer months that came into effect in mid-June, which prohibits workers from working between 12:30pm and 3pm.
An official at the Kuwaiti Hospital said they had received three dead bodies and an injured worker, who died in the hospital after several hours in the intensive care unit. Mr Hamid Al Mansouri, the director general of Ansar Mall, said the four workers were putting up a signboard.
“They were not employed by us, but by a contracting firm that specialised in advertising,” he said.
“It is now up to the police to investigate who is responsible for the incident, but there were safety concerns because the workers were not equipped with safety belts,” he said. Sharjah Police is investigating the incident.