It said Qatar's recent partnering with a university to improve workers' nutrition showed a commitment to the well-being of World Cup workers.
However, earlier this month an Indian carpenter died of a heart attack he suffered shortly after leaving the stadium site, Reuters reports.
An Indian construction labourer working on a 2022 Qatar World Cup football stadium has died of heart attack this month, tournament's organisers said on Thursday (18 May). While Human Rights groups have claimed that mishaps to labourers have occurred here in the past, the tournament's organisers alleged that this was not a effect of his working conditions.
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The stadium will host World Cup matches up to the quarterfinal stage and provides the setting for Friday's 2017 Emir Cup final, Qatar's most prestigious domestic football tournament.
By Joe Quirke0 CommentsHuman rights group Amnesty International has reported that construction operatives working on Qatar's 2022 World Cup "continue to suffer abuse and exploitation".
He is at least the fourth World Cup employee to have died of cardiac arrest in the past year and a half, the newswire states.
Last year, Amnesty International published a report exposing how workers at the Khalifa International stadium were subjected to systematic labour abuses.
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Conditions for workers from India, Nepal and Bangladesh, who are building the $200 billion infrastructure upgrade for the World Cup, have come under scrutiny from rights groups, which say that migrants live in squalor and work without proper access to water and shelter from the sun.
Denying claims that heart attacks amongst their workers are a common occurrence, Qatar's government have said that they are in the process of implementing labour reforms and have hired a British consulting firm in an effort to increase transparency by assessing the working conditions in the stadium.
The 40,000-seat capacity stadium has been open since 1976 but has been extensively renovated for the World Cup.
The cooling system, promised by Qatar during its successful bid to host the World Cup, will keep the pitch at 26 degrees Celsius (79 degrees Fahrenheit) and the stands at 24-28 degrees Celsius (75-82 degrees Fahrenheit) year-round.
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