Picture used for illustrative purpose only.
A cleaner in Abu Dhabi will be receiving a compensation of Dhs1.5million from a construction company, based on orders from Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation, after an iron from a building under construction fell on him.
The iron fence fell on the cleaner while he was coming back from work. He sustained multiple injuries, including an injured thoracic vertebrae and paralysis of the lower limbs.
Investigation revealed that the fence was not built according to safety standards. The court of First instance ordered the company to pay the worker Dhs3,000 compensation.
The Abu Dhabi Prosecution rejected the verdict and appealed for a 100 per cent disability compensation, alongside permanent life care compensation.
The Court of Appeal imposed a Dhs1.5 million fine on the company, alongside Dh200,000 for each of the seven injuries and Dhs100,000 for lifetime care.
The court called on the Ministry of Labour and the Department Of Economic Development to stop all transactions of the accused company until the victim gets paid.
The Court ordered the confiscation of all devices used to commit the crimes, as well as the wiping of all data produced by the defendant, as well as the closing of all accounts associated to the defendant.
The Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation upheld the sentencing of two customer service employees at a government entity to one year in jail each and a fine of Dhs150,000.
According to reports, the couple has been married for 17 years and has six children between the ages of three and 16.
Daughters are often seen as a burden, with families having to pay dowries when they marry, while sons are prized as breadwinners who can inherit property and continue the family name.
US-based economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for work in fighting global poverty that has helped millions of children by favouring practical steps over theory.
Russian President meetse Saudi King and Crown Prince as he seeks to cement Moscow's political and energy ties across the Mideast.