Expat businesswoman linked to workers' deaths

16th February 2007, Comments 0 comments

16 February 2007, BARCELONA - A British businesswoman and her husband were charged with manslaughter after illegal two workers died while carrying out a job for their company.

16 February 2007

BARCELONA - A British businesswoman and her husband were charged with manslaughter after illegal two workers died while carrying out a job for their company.

Memona Zaman and her husband Shahzad Ahmad were charged with manslaughter for employing two workers without papers who were killed in an accident.

They also face a charge of contravening workers rights for not registering them with social security.

The Spanish daily El Mundo reported on Friday how the workers, named as Abdul and Mohammed died when a safety support collapsed on a building in which they were working this week.

They had been working for four euros an hour for Zaman's company in Badalona near Barcelona.

Zaman, 24, who is British and her Pakistani husband, Ahmad, are due to appear in court shortly.

The paper said Zaman's company had been subcontracted by the construction company Sacyr Vallehermoso.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news


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