x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

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.

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