safety guard dies after fall at World Cup stadium in Qatar

A safety guard died after struggling a fall at a World Cup stadium in Qatar, match organizers mentioned on Wednesday.

The Supreme Committee mentioned that John Njau Kibue fell at Lusail Stadium on Saturday. He was taken to the hospital and put in intensive care however died on Tuesday, the organizers mentioned in an announcement. the safety workers at stadiums is largely made up of migrant workers, significantly from Kenya and completely different African nations. The Supreme Committee did not specify Kibue’s nationality.

His household was educated and the organizers “are investigating the circumstances ensuing in the autumn as a matter of urgency,” the committee mentioned.

There was no match at Lusail Stadium on Saturday. The venue will host the ultimate on Sunday between Argentina and the winner of the France-Morocco semifinal.

Since being named as host of this yr’s World Cup, Qatar has come underneath intense scrutiny over situations for over two million migrants who work inside the nation in all the things from constructing jobs to service industries. Rights teams say workers face unsafe situations at work, collectively with extreme warmth that has brought about deaths, as properly as to exploitation by employers, regardless of reforms instituted by Qatar.

Qatari officers say stronger guidelines over work situations have been imposed underneath the reforms. they are saying three workers died in office accidents related to the progress of latest stadiums for the World Cup over the previous decade, collectively with 37 completely different stadium workers who died exterior the office all by way of that time. They argue that accident prices on the stadiums are similar to others world vast.

nonetheless, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported final yr that no decrease than 6,500 migrant workers — a lot of them engaged on World Cup initiatives — had died in Qatar since 2010, primarily based on its calculations from official information.


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