Criminal case is opened over death of migrant worker during Qatar World Cup

  • Proceedings against employer Salam Petroleum begin
  • Filipino worker fell when fixing lights at training base

Qatari authorities have opened criminal proceedings against the employer of a Filipino migrant worker who died at a World Cup training base during the tournament last year.

Salam Petroleum is being investigated after the worker, named only as Alexander, fell when fixing a set of lights at Sealine Beach resort, which hosted the Saudi Arabia national team during Qatar 2022. A court will now consider the case after it was initiated by Qatar’s public prosecution.

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