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Migrant labourer crushed to death in Qatar

Indian man reportedly crushed by pile of cement blocks on construction site

Migrant labourer crushed to death in Qatar
Construction worker. (Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images)

An Indian worker was crushed to death at a construction site in Qatar when a pile of cement blocks fell on him, it has been reported.

The man, reportedly named Madan Lal, was working at an excavation area of a basement in the Bin Mahmoud area of Doha when the incident occurred on Friday, according to The Peninsula Qatar.

He sustained severe head injuries.

Two other workers, an Indian and a Nepali, also sustained injuries and were taken to hospital.

Workers’ rights in Qatar have become an increasing concern among international union groups as the Gulf state rapidly develops, including building stadiums and hotels in preparation for the 2022 World Cup, using mostly migrant labour.

The International Trade Union Confederation has claimed continuing reports of unsafe working conditions and abuse of workers' rights, while in 2011 it called on FIFA to guarantee protection for labourers working on Qatar World Cup projects.

 

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abu faisal 6 years ago

Underground Economy in Qatar
I wonder how a businessman can enter a country in globalized economy when it is not allowed to do so without a national sponsor. This is not a new topic; on the contrary, people all over the world are criticizing sponsorship system in Qatar and many activists are organizing campaigns to convince the world not hold Olympiad 2022 in Qatar due to its systematic violations of human rights.
Underground economy is sometimes called shadow economy because it is unseen. In this type of business, a Qatari p

Abu Mahmoud 6 years ago

The biggest question is: when Qatar is going to change it's solid/strict rules specially (sponsorship system) while it's going to host World-Cup2022? may we know please ? human rights watch can answer this I believe !!

vidhyaa 6 years ago

Workers’ rights in Qatar has to take serious action .....
Workers safety has to focus mainly , very sad to read this .

:-(

wisedom 6 years ago

say what you want, protest all you want, but they'll can find 10 others guys for every guy who dies on site. the sad reality of life