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Three workers killed at Qatar construction site

by Malcolm Dias on May 18, 2017


An aerial view of a Qatari road network.
An aerial view of a Qatari road network.

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The Qatar Ministry of Defence has recently announced an incident at one of the construction sites of the Qatari Armed Forces in Doha that resulted in the death of three workers in addition to a number of injuries.

The venue was not identified and neither the cause of death and number of injuries were revealed by the ministry. The identities of the dead workers were also not disclosed and no additional details were immediately available. The Ministry, in a press statement, expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished the injured a speedy recovery. The Ministry reiterated its commitment to abide by the highest safety standards in all of its facilities.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Public Health, in cooperation with Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (ADLSA), Hamad Medical Corporation and Qatar Petroleum, will hold a series of workshops for health and occupational safety supervisors.

The workshop will raise awareness among labourers about heat exhaustion, its symptoms and protection. ADLSA every year announces restrictions on working in open areas during the summer season.

Meanwhile, the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has organised five informative sessions for 600 workers of engineering and contracting as part of its ongoing strategy of medical care and health education for expatriate workers in Qatar.

The sessions, involving theoretical and practical training, were implemented by a team of four doctors and six nurses who taught the medical care course. The sessions were conducted in Arabic, English, Hindi, and Urdu to ensure it was understood by the construction workers.

 



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