Qatar is investigating the loss of life of a migrant employee who reportedly was killed whereas doing repairs at a resort that had served as coaching base for the Saudi crew in the course of the World Cup.
Nasser Al Khater, the pinnacle of Qatar’s organizing committee for the World Cup, expressed his condolences to the household of the employee.
“Proper now, it’s nonetheless beneath investigation and what occurred and the way it occurred. And clearly, it’s one thing that we really feel very unhappy about,” Al Khater stated.
The employee was a Filipino man who was fixing lights at Sealine Seaside resort, a compound of villas, U.S.-based sports activities web site The Athletic reported. It stated he slipped off a ramp whereas strolling alongside a forklift and fell headfirst in opposition to concrete. The compound served because the coaching base for the Saudi crew, earlier than its elimination in the course of the group stage.
Qatar has come beneath heavy scrutiny over circumstances for migrant employees who’ve achieved the labor within the nation’s large constructing marketing campaign for the World Cup, together with $200-billion value of stadiums, metro strains and different infrastructure.
Final week, a senior official in Qatar’s World Cup group, Hassan al-Thawadi, put the variety of employee deaths throughout building for the event “between 400 and 500,” a drastically larger quantity than another beforehand provided by Doha. The Supreme Committee for Supply and Legacy, during which al-Thawadi is the secretary normal, later stated he was referring to figures of work-related deaths from 2014-2020 nationwide, not particularly for the World Cup.
Qatari officers had earlier stated there have been three work-related fatalities throughout building of stadiums for the event, together with 37 different deaths of stadium building employees not associated to their work. Rights teams have stated these statistics are incomplete, saying Qatar doesn’t depend deaths outdoors the work websites however attributable to working circumstances like excessive summer time warmth.
Al Khater, the chief government officer of Qatar 2022, stated building employee deaths in Qatar had been proportional to these in different international locations.
“We discover that Qatar is like all nation on this planet who has deaths within the building business,” he stated. “Sadly, folks have did not put that into context.”