TITLE

Cranes and Cultures Clash in Dubai

PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
ENR: Engineering News-Record;12/4/2006, Vol. 257 Issue 22, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores the problem of verbal signaling in the construction industry in Dubai, United Arab emirates. The booming country is home to a large percentage of the world's cranes. However, the labor force has a big language challenge. Most laborers are imported from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Crane accidents stemming from language barriers and poor maintenance are common, according to a 2003 study by two students at Ohio State University.
ACCESSION #
23494139

 

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