Inquiry launched into death of 2022 World Cup stadium worker

Posted on 25th October 2016

The organising committee of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has launched an inquiry into the death of a worker at the under-construction Al Wakrah stadium, said a report.

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This is the first time that the Qatari authorities have announced a work-related fatality at the site of the 2022 World Cup stadium, reported the BBC.

The Al Wakrah stadium, designed by late Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid, will be a major venue for the World Cup 2022 matches.

Qatar is relying heavily on expat workers from South Asia to build infrastructure for the World Cup.

In a brief statement on its website, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SCDL) said: "It is with deep regret that we announce the death of a worker in one of our projects." It also announced that a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the fatal accident, according to Tradearabia news report.

The Supreme Committee tasked with building World Cup sites did not name the worker nor provide his nationality.

The statement added that "authorities were immediately informed and the family of the deceased have been notified. We offer them all the necessary support they may need at such a difficult time".

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