Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 23 August 2019

Worker breaks colleague's arm in dispute over a ladder

Man injured after row at construction site in Dubai

A worker broke a colleague's arm with a metal bar after a construction site spat sparked by a ladder, a court heard.

A row escalated when the 30-year-old accused, from Bangladesh, took the ladder from his workmate at a site in Jumeirah.

“He just walked towards us and took the ladder while we were working, the victim asked him not to take it but he ignored him,” said a third worker.

The victim, 34, slapped the defendant after an argument between the pair, Dubai Criminal Court was told.

The incident took place on April 20 of this year.

“I felt scared that he would hurt me because I slapped him, so I ran away but he chased me along with two others,” he said.

He said the three men assaulted him, before the defendant grabbed a metal bar and struck him on the left arm.

Police were called but the accused fled before they arrived.

Officers tracked him down and arrested him later on the same day.

A medical report stated that the victim was left with a five percent permanent disability due to the assault.

The defendant was not present in court to face a physical assault charge.

A verdict is expected on January 28.

Updated: December 29, 2018 06:45 PM