'It's a natural part of life': Qatar World Cup boss responds to death of migrant worker

9/12/2022 11:15:00 AM

Qatar World Cup chief executive Nasser Al Khater has said 'death is a natural part of life' after a Filipino migrant worker died during the tournament. Read more:

Qatar World Cup chief executive Nasser Al Khater has said 'death is a natural part of life' after a Filipino migrant worker died during the tournament. Read more:

Filipino migrant worker, Alex, is believed to have died from a fall at his worksite at a FIFA training base. The Qatar World Cup's chief executive says 'death is a natural part of life'. Human Rights Watch says compensation should be paid to Alex's family.

Anadolu Agency Highlights A work safety investigation has been launched into the death of a migrant worker during the World Cup.Was this helpful? Thank you for your feedback."FIFA will be in a position to comment further once the relevant processes in relation to the worker's passing have been completed."FIFA will be in a position to comment further once the relevant processes in relation to the worker's passing have been completed.

Qatar World Cup's chief executive offered his condolences, adding that "death is a natural part of life".Human rights advocates are calling for compensation for the family of the deceased migrant worker.“And we have a successful World Cup.Qatar has launched a work safety investigation into the death of a Filipino, officials said on Thursday, following reports that the man died while working at a training site during the FIFA World Cup.(BBC) Sealine Beach resort was the designated FIFA training base for Saudi Arabia before the team was eliminated in the group stages of the tournament.Qatar's treatment of migrant workers has come under enormous scrutiny during the build-up to the tournament, with human rights groups accusing the Gulf state of systematic labour abuses - charges rejected by the government.” He added: “Look, workers’ deaths have been a big subject during the World Cup.READ MORE How protests have impacted support for Iran at the World Cup Nasser Al Khater, chief executive of the 2022 World Cup in Doha, confirmed to news agency Reuters that a worker had died, but gave no further details."The SC is following up with the same relevant authorities to ensure we are updated with developments pertaining to the investigation on a regular basis and has established contact with the family of the deceased to ensure relevant information is conveyed," the SC added.

He offered his condolences to his family and said "death is a natural part of life".“We’re a bit disappointed that the journalists have been exacerbating this false narrative.A Qatari government official confirmed to CNN that the incident was being investigated by authorities.Death happened during the World Cup The Philippines' foreign ministry confirmed in a statement that one of its nationals had died while working at a resort south of the capital Doha.It said its embassy was "working with legal authorities to ascertain more details of his passing".” Qatar’s World Cup organisers, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, said in a statement that it was not involved in the Qatari investigation because “the deceased [was] working as a contractor, not under the remit of the SC”.Online sports publication The Athletic on Wednesday reported that the man worked for a company contracted to fix lights in a car park at the Sealine Resort, the training site of the Saudi national team."We're in the middle of a World Cup.It said he died after he slipped off a ramp while walking alongside a forklift and hit his head on concrete.Nasser’s comments were immediately criticised by Human Rights Watch.And we have a successful World Cup.

LISTEN TO Rainbow armbands and a clash of cultures at the FIFA World Cup SBS News 37:08 Play Citing multiple unnamed sources, it said the accident occurred during the World Cup, but did not specify when.The statement from the Philippines said it would not provide further details out of respect for the man's family.“His statement that deaths happen and that it’s natural when it does, ignores the truth that many migrant worker deaths were preventable."I mean, death is a natural part of life, whether it's at work, whether it's in your sleep.The resort did not respond to a Reuters' query."If the investigation concludes that safety protocols were not followed, the company will be subject to legal action and severe financial penalties," said a Qatar government official, who declined to be named.“This is simply not true,” she said."The rate of work-related accidents has consistently declined in Qatar since strict health and safety standards were introduced and enforcement has been stepped up," he said.However, I mean, it is strange that this is something you want to focus on as your first question.However, I mean, it is strange that this is something you want to focus on as your first question.

'Death is a natural part of life' Since being awarded World Cup hosting rights in 2010, Qatar had come under the microscope over its treatment of migrant workers, who account for the majority of its population.“Instead, they continue to simply write off vast numbers of deaths as being due to ‘natural causes’ despite the clear health risks associated with working in extreme temperatures.The tournament, the first to be held in the Middle East where other countries have also faced criticism over migrant workers' rights, has been mired in controversy with some soccer stars and European official criticising Qatar's human rights record, including on labour, LGBTIQ+ and women's rights.Qatar's World Cup organisers, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, said in a statement that it was not involved in the Qatari investigation as "the deceased (was) working as a contractor, not under the remit of the SC".Last year the Guardian reported that at least 6,500 migrant workers – many of them likely to have been working on World Cup preparations – had died in Qatar since it won the right to stage the event.In his interview on Thursday, Al Khater added: "Look, workers' death has been a big subject during the World Cup.The number of work-related deaths in Qatar is in dispute.Britain's Guardian newspaper reported last year that at least 6,500 migrant workers - many of them working on World Cup projects - had died in Qatar since 2010, based on its calculations from official records.In a recent TV interview Hassan al-Thawadi, the secretary general of the SC, estimated that the number of migrant workers who had died on World Cup-related projects was “."This theme, this negativity around the World Cup has been something that we've been faced with.

In response, Qatar said the number of deaths was proportionate to the size of the migrant workforce, and included many non-manual workers, adding that every life lost was a tragedy.We're a bit disappointed that the journalists have been exacerbating this false narrative.The SC said that three work-related deaths and 37 non-work related deaths had occurred on World Cup related projects."Death is a natural part of life, whether it's at work, whether it's in your sleep," Khater said, voicing disappointment at journalists' questions about The Athletic report."We're in the middle of a World Cup.And we have a successful World Cup.

And this is something you want to talk about right now?" he said.Human Rights Watch said too many migrant worker deaths have been dismissed as due to "natural causes" or "cardiac rest".In a statement, the group has called for compensation for Alex's family."Qatar and FIFA have doubtlessly learned by now that the world is watching more than just the games, and seeing officials’ blatant disregard for the migrant workers who built the infrastructure that made this World Cup possible," the group said."Instead of trying to deflect the criticism, Qatar and FIFA should right these wrongs by compensating migrant workers and their families.

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🤦‍♀️ oh yeah because Qatar has suddenly emerged from the Middle Ages in two weeks. Nah it's all over and business as usual has returned. Did he die of vaccine injury? Sudden unexplained deaths have gone through the roof. And if your Gay in Quatar, death is a natural prat of life. Didn’t see any virtual signaling there. Al a bit scared. Weak as p

👀👀👀 6000 construction workers death is careless at best. he doesn't even pretend to give a fukc I wonder if the worker was from his family, would he react in the same way This shows how miserably the migrant workers are treated in Qatar. As Greg NotNormal Norman would say…”look, we’ve all made mistakes….” Death is part of life, and so is being chopped into pieces, or public beheadings, floggings and stonings…it’s all normal…if you live in the fucking dark ages that is.

Yes, but I'm sure he wouldn't be singing the same song if it was his death we were talking about ❓ Dear sir, respectfully, people who ask you such questions, in such context, do not deserve an answer from you. The public who are also watching do, which is why it is advised to be prepared.

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