A subcontractor was sentenced to one year in jail with a three-year suspension on Friday, after Famagusta court ruled him responsible for the death of a worker at a construction site.

According to the announcement from the labour welfare department, the subcontractor did not provide the correct protection for employees working at a height. The worker had fallen 12 metres to his death. The court also found that he did not have accident insurance for his employees.

Along with the subcontractor, the court issued a fine of €2,000 to the contractor who hired him and sentenced him to eight months in prison for not ensuring that the subcontractor had taken the appropriate safety measures.