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Living on the edge: High-rise peril for workers in Oman

by Rahul Das
Workers perched precariously atop scaffoldings around multi-storeyed is a common sight.Photo – Supplied picture
For blue-collars working on high-rise atop scaffoldings with improper safety gears, the dividing line between life and death is very thin

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