Qatar: 11 Killed in Labour Camp Fire
Date Reported: 6 Jun 2016
CompaniesAl Ali Engineering - Partner, Hilton - Client
ProjectsHilton Salwa Beach Resort - Unknown
Total individuals affected: 23Migrant & immigrant workers: (23 - Location unknown, Construction)
IssuesInjuries, Health: General (including workplace health & safety), Deaths
Response sought: Yes, by Journalist
Action taken: Qatari authorities launched an investigation to determine the cause of the fire.
Source type: News outlet
The deaths of 11 workers in a Qatar labour camp fire on 1 June is yet another example of the government’s complete disregard for the migrant workers building the huge infrastructure programme in the lead-up to the 2022 World Cup. A further 12 workers were injured in the fire, which happened in a labour camp housing workers on the Salwa tourism development which includes a 362-room Hilton Hotels resort.