Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Report: 4,000 Could Die Building Qatar World Cup Stadiums
Guardian, September 26th, 2013 4:12PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  world cup 2022

MOST COMMENTED

The Guardian reports that the International Trade Union Confederation has claimed that up to 4,000 migrant workers could die in Qatar as a result of building stadiums for the 2022 World Cup. The group has been analyzing construction builders’ deaths for the last two years, and has found that the annual death toll in construction could rise to as much as 600 per year -- nearly 12 per week -- unless the Qatari government makes urgent reforms.

As many as 500,000 workers from countries including Nepal, Sri Lanka and India are expected to join Qatar’s already 1.2 million-strong migrant workforce, the large majority of whom work in construction.

For many of the deceased, the cause of death is often unclear, as autopsies are often not conducted and attribution is in far too many cases given to routine heart failure. Meanwhile, workers are subjected to harsh and dangerous conditions, from searing summer heat to inadequate safety standards and are paid such that they are in many cases forced to live cramped and squalid living quarters. According to the Guardian, 44 Nepalese workers died from June 4-Aug. 8 this year, with about half being attributed to heart failure.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Steven Gerrard: 'Every Person Slips'    
Steven Gerrard says the slip that arguably ended Liverpool's title hopes and England being knocked out ...
La Liga Champ Eying Chicharito    
Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, who started just six Premier League games for Manchester United last season ...
No Charges for Moyes Over Bar Incident    
Former Manchester United coach David Moyes is in the clear after he was investigated over an ...
West Ham Acquires Ecuador World Cup Striker    
West Ham has finalized a $20 million transfer of Ecuador striker Enner Valencia from Mexican club ...
Bayern Boss Not Allowed To Board Plane to USA    
Bayern Munich executive board chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, along with six youth players and three crew members ...
Thai Refs Must Swear Oath to Buddha     
Thailand's soccer federation bosses have made more than 100 referees swear an oath of honesty at ...
Scolari Gets a Job    
Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned as Brazil coach after its disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign, has ...
World Cup Runner-up Coach Steps Down    
Alejandro Sabella, who guided Argentina to the World Cup final in Brazil, has decided to quit ...
Ronaldinho on the Move    
Former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho has left Atletico Mineiro. The 34-year-old former Barcelona, AC ...
Beer Approved in the Big House    
Normally, alcohol sale and consumption is strictly forbidden inside the University of Michigan's stadium, but beer ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives