Text size:

  • Small
  • Normal
  • Large

Infuriated Dubai worker 'aimed digger at boss over breaktime dispute'

A construction worker was angry by his boss telling him lunchtime was over that he climbed into his digger and aimed the arm at his boss's head, court hears.

DUBAI // A construction worker was so infuriated by his boss telling him lunchtime was over that he climbed into his digger and aimed the digging arm at his boss's head, a court has head.

The fight transpired last month, when supervisor TK, a 42-year-old Pakistani, told his 23-year-old compatriot YE that his break was over and he should return to work.

"He got angry at me and started a hand fight with me," said TK. Colleagues intervened to break up the fight.

YE stormed off to his vehicle and turned it on.

"Shortly after, I noticed that the arm of the digger was coming down at my head," said TK, who managed to jump out of the way but suffered a blow to his back.

YE stepped out of the vehicle and ran away.

"I reached for my phone and called police," said TK who was rushed to hospital.

YE appeared in Dubai Criminal Court this morning on charges of attempted murder but denied the charge.

His victim appeared in court and submitted an official waiver, allowing YE to be released from prison.

The next hearing will take place on February 13, when the court is expected to issue its verdict.

salamir@thenational.ae

Back to the top

More articles


Editor's Picks

 Al Fayah Park will be located on Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street opposite the Dome@Rawdhat. Courtesy Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation

In pictures: Abu Dhabi’s new Al Fayah Park

The plans for the new 125,000 square metre Al Fayah – which means 'shade' in Arabic – Park were unveiled on Tuesday at Cityscape Abu Dhabi.

 Faqar, a Baluchi labourer, is illuminated by the dappled light filtering through the palm leave canopy of the garden he is irrigating via an age old Falaj system, or water channels, used to irrigate the palm gardens of Al Ain. Antonie Robertson / The National

Focal Point: Immersed in an Al Ain oasis

Photographer Antonie Robertson immerses us in an Al Ain oasis

 Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea looks on from the dug out during the Champions League semi-final first leg match against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. Paul Gilham / Getty Images / April 22, 2014

‘Now the game of our lives is at Stamford Bridge’ says Mourinho after Chelsea, Atletico draw

After Tuesday's scoreless draw, Jose Mourinho revealed Petr Cech's season was over and John Terry was also done unless they could reach the Champions League final.

 Mumbai Indians fans cheer they team on the opening match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2014 at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

Earn cash back with the IPL cricket in the UAE

Dunia finance promotion allows cricket lovers to earn up to 6 per cent unlimited cash back on any spending they make on a day when an IPL match is played in the UAE.

 Khalifa Bin Zayed Air College students participate in the 2014 Innovation Challenge. Delores Johnson / The National

In pictures: UAE Innovation Challenge 2014

The ngineering competition brought together almost 100 students from across the country compete in teams to build the best unmanned aircraft.

 Former Manchester United manager David Moyes, right, speaks to Manchester United's Welsh midfielder Ryan Giggs during a training session at the team's Carrington training complex in Manchester, north-west England on April 22, 2014. Andrew Yates / AFP

Giggs a better fit for Manchester United than Moyes

The winger, who has played 962 games for the club, has been placed in interim charge of the first team and will be assisted by his former Manchester United teammate Nicky Butt.

Events

To add your event to The National listings, click here

Get the most from The National