Two window cleaners fall from 10th floor

Police still investigating cause of accident that killed two window cleaners in Abu Dhabi

Image Credit: Abdul Rahman/Gulf News
The broken maintenance cradle lying on the ground near the building on the corniche street in Abu Dhabi.
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Abu Dhabi: Police on Wednesday were  still investigating the cause of an accident that killed two Asian window cleaners.

The cleaners died after they fell from the 15th floor of the Dubai Commercial Bank building located on Khalifa Street in Abu Dhabi when their scaffolding collapsed on Tuesday afternoon.
 
A witness working at the café in the next building told Gulf News that the accident took place at approximately 3:20pm.
 
Major Esmail Mohammad Saeed Al Shamsi, from the civil defense, said that the two men were trapped under the fallen platform where they died, as the defense team tried to rescue them.
 
Al Shamsi said that upon receiving the news, Abu Dhabi police cars and ambulances were sent to the scene, along with the civil defense and security media.
 
First Lieutenant Abdullah Hamad Al Tamimi, head of the Customer Service Centre at the General Directorate of Civil Defence in Abu Dhabi, urged all those working in the construction and maintenance field to carry out regular checks on their equipment to make sure that these have not been subject to wear and tear.

These safety measures must be taken in order to ensure the safety of their users and those surrounding keeping in mind that the Civil Defense carried out the Salamatak (your safety) campaign to raise workers awareness in the industrial sector, Al Tamimi said.
  
Last week, two workers were rescued by the Abu Dhabi Police after the rope supporting their scaffolding snapped.

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  • Syed

    Oct 17, 2012 3:42

    Very sad news and our prayer. Cleaning company must compensate with good money for thier poor family. Cleaning company supervisor must check the graddle properly before start the work for unskilled worker.

  • Rehman Anwar

    Oct 17, 2012 2:05

    I think in future to avoid such incidents management should find some mechnical way to clean and maintain high rise building glass. So Engineering firms should participate their efforts to make this job free from human manual labour.

  • Nasir

    Oct 17, 2012 1:42

    I think this calls for a serious look by authorities all over UAE to ask landlords to perform regular maintenance checks on equipment used for glass cleaning of high-rise buildings. Of course the landlords will not carry it out themselves to save money until they are forced to do so.

  • Felicity

    Oct 17, 2012 11:32

    May Allah SWT bless them and grant their families patience and great reward. We must remember to be kind and understanding to every single person we come across in our lives.

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Very sad news and our prayer. Cleaning company must compensate with good money for thier poor family. Cleaning company supervisor must check the graddle properly before start the work for unskilled worker.

Syed

17 October 2012 19:13 jump to comments