Qatar government: ITUC’s math on worker deaths doesn’t add up

Qatar officials have refuted an international trade union group’s claim that thousands of people will die getting the country ready for the 2022 World Cup.

This week, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) reiterated its prediction that 7,000 workers in Qatar would be killed building the stadiums and infrastructure that the country needs to host the FIFA football tournament.

The figure appears to be based on annual fatality rates of all expats in Qatar, and does not take into account profession or cause of death.

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