Qatar World Cup stadium death plunge worker had potentially lethal equipment’


Aconstruction worker’s family has called for justice after he fell from a Qatar 2022 World Cup football stadium building site while using “potentially lethal equipment”.

Zachary Cox, who was born in Johannesburg but later lived in Hove and London, plummeted nearly 40 metres when a faulty hoist he was using to put a suspended walkway in place broke at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on January 19, last year.

The 40-year-old’s safety harness also snapped under the weight and he fell head first, sustaining brain injuries and a broken neck.