x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

Window cleaners die after scaffolding fall beside Burj

Two men have died after plunging from scaffolding on the 27th floor of a new building beside the Burj Khalifa in Dubai's Downtown area.

Two men died yesterday after falling from the 27th floor of a building under construction next to the Burj Khalifa.

Dubai Police confirmed that the men were installing glass when their cradle malfunctioned at around 4pm and plummeted to the ground. An anonymous source said the side-winch of their cradle had failed.

Picture evidence of the accident scene distributed by the police today shows that both men were wearing safety harnesses.

According to a security guard at the building site, the men were both from India.


* With Carol Huang and Eugene Harnan