Two workers in Dubai electrocuted while servicing fish pond

Dubai Police have urged residents to use licensed engineering and wiring companies that follow safety regulations

Two maintenance workers in Dubai have been electrocuted by exposed wiring in a fish pond. Dubai Police
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Two men have been electrocuted while carrying out servicing work on a fish pond in Dubai.

Dubai Police confirmed the deaths and urged the public to use the services of licensed wiring and engineering companies.

Police did not disclose the date of the incident or the age and nationality of the men, but said they were Asian.

Maj Mohammad Ali Al Qasim, director of forensic engineering at the force, said the accident occurred because of poor and inadequate electrical wiring work provided by an unlicensed company that did not follow safety requirements.

Poor electrical wiring work was at fault for the accident. Dubai Police

"Upon receiving the report, an expert investigation team rushed to the scene and the two bodies were transferred to forensic medicine to determine the cause of the death,” he said.

"With further investigation, it appears that the grounding system of the pond's pump fails to discharge an electric leakage to the ground and rerouted the electrical current into the water while the engine of the pump is still running.

"Because the electric pump was poorly installed and its wires were sealed with a simple duct tape, the two unfortunate maintenance workers were electrocuted.”

Updated: September 02, 2022, 11:49 AM