UAE labourers seek shelter from the storm, but not from danger – Letters to the editor The National Dt 13 January 2013

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UAE labourers seek shelter from the storm, but not from danger


UAE labourers seek shelter from the storm, but not from danger
Letters to the Editor
January 12, 2014 Updated: January 12, 2014 17:17:00
Your coverage of the recent rainfall (In pictures: Rain sweeps across the UAE, January 8) was very good.
This is especially so for the one taken by Sarah Dea of a group of workers taking shelter under a parked bus on a construction site. This will stand out in my mind for a long time – mostly because it is scary from the point of view of health and safety.
What would have happened if the driver rushed to the vehicle and reversed it? This photo highlights the shortcomings in safety procedures that can be found on some work sites in the UAE.
I hope those involved in this site will take appropriate action about the hidden-danger aspect involved in such cases and prevent accidents of the kind that could have happened here through the casual approach towards safety demonstrated in the photograph.
Let our motto for 2014 be this one: Safety first.

Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi

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