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Fatal accident on Khalifa Stadium site

1/20/2017
 
Midmac-Six Construct joint venture regrets to report that on Thursday 19 January a worker from one of its subcontractors got fatally injured while working at the Khalifa Stadium site.

The fatal accident took place while the worker was on a suspended catwalk platform designed to manage technical functions relating to sound and light installations. For unknown reasons one of the lever hoists supporting the platform failed, causing the fall of the worker, who was wearing all his safety equipment, including the safety harness. Sadly, the harness was cut during the fall with a fatal outcome. What caused the cut is subject to further investigation.

Emergency services and Health and Safety teams were summoned immediately. Our people are working closely with the local authorities as they investigate the circumstances of the accident. 

The Joint Venture, as main contractor, is collectively responsible for the health and safety of the workers on site at all times. All parties concerned will carefully review the circumstances of the accident and commit to take any necessary measures that can prevent its recurrence.

“All of the partners involved in this project are devastated by such a tragic loss of life and we extend our deepest condolences to the victim’s family, friends and colleagues.”