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    FATALITY ON 2018 WORLD CUP STADIUM PROJECT

    Construction worker falls to his death on major Russian world cup venue

    It has been reported that a construction worker has fallen to his death at the site of a 2018 World Cup stadium in Moscow.

    The 43,000-capacity Spartak Moscow arena is one of 12 stadiums awarded matches in an announcement by FIFA and Russian organisers on Saturday. The Investigative Committee in Russia said.

    “A pre-investigation check is under way into the death of a worker who fell from a height at the Spartak stadium building site in Tushino. The man was a 48-year-old steel worker from Russia’s central Saratov region and he died at the scene.”

    The arena in northwest Moscow is scheduled to be completed by 2016.

    Comment

    This tragic event highlights the magnitude of the achievement on the London 2012 projects which were concluded without a single death arising from the works. The lessons on how this was achieved have now been published. Culture, leadership, workforce engagement and behavioural safety intitiatives were among the key factors. 

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