Man sues firm after son loses four fingers

Abdullah Saleh Al Hajri, 10, was visiting his uncle when he slipped in the kitchen and grabbed the newly-bought marble table. (SUPPLIED)

An Emirati father is suing a company which sold him a marble table that collapsed on his son and cost him four fingers, the Arabic language daily Emirat Alyoum reported on Sunday.

Abdullah Saleh Al Hajri, 10, was visiting his uncle when he slipped in the kitchen and grabbed the newly-bought marble table, it said.

The table, weighing more than 200 kg, faltered and collapsed straight on his left fingers, which were later amputated, it said.

“His father said he had filed a case against the company which fixed that table as it is made up of seven parts stuck unsafely together…he blames the company for his son’s injury,” the paper said.

The report said Abdullah had been treated at hospitals in Ras Al-Khaimh and Dubai before he was flown to Germany for further treatment. In Germany, doctors decided to amputate the four damaged fingers to avert gangrene infection.”

The paper quoted Abdulah’s father as saying that when he told the company about the incident, their only reply was “sorry.”

“The strange thing reported by his father is that all family members are left handed except Abdullah,” it said.

 

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