Court upholds decision in accidental death case

Court upholds decision in accidental death case
Court upholds decision in accidental death case

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Aya Al Deeb, Staff Reporter

The Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation upheld a ruling to fine an employee of a contracting company and the company manager  Dhs1,000 and blood money of Dhs200,000 to the heirs of a worker they caused death of by electrocution while he was in the toilet of his house.

The Public Prosecution charged the employee of causing the accidental death of the worker while he was driving a drill which cut the electrical cable connected to the victim’s house, resulting in a short circuit which electrocuted him, claiming his life.

The prosecution also charged the manager of the company of causing the death of the victim by not providing the conditions for protection against the risks of electricity leaking at the place of drilling.

The misdemeanours court convicted the two suspects and fined each of them Dhs1,000 and obligated them to pay Dhs200,000 as blood money to the heirs of the victim, in addition to paying the judicial fees.  The suspects appealed the verdict which was upheld by the Appellate Court.

The manager appealed the ruling which was rejected by the Court of Cassation.

He appealed again with the Appellate Court but it was rejected.

He appealed a third time, noting that his responsibility is civil and it is not permissible to hold him criminally responsible for the mistakes of his employees. He indicated that the case papers were free of any civil claim by the victims’ relatives.

The Court of Cassation rejected the appeal.

Recently, two Indian students were killed in a serious traffic accident that took place in Jebel Ali Gardens area while they were spending their holidays in , a Dubai Police source said.

The car the two students were in had hit the pavement before it overturned in an area full of trees and was completely destroyed, the source added.

One of the students was 19 years old and the other 21 years old, the source said, adding that they used to study in Dubai before one of them went to the United States and the other to the United Kingdom to resume study.

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