Could health and safety issues set back Spurs’ stadium opening date?

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are set to officially move into their new stadium on September 15 for their first official home game against Liverpool

However, information coming out of the work site may bring new doubt as to whether it will be ready in time.

ConstructionNews revealed subcontractors on the site have offered their workers an extra four hours pay in order for them to work back-to-back 12-hour shifts.

Although the current workforce on site is believed to be well over 3000 workers there is still clear doubt over the stadium being finished in time to complete the safety regulation test events in August.

One worker even called for the government to assess the health and safety standards of the work site due to the large number of tradesmen working at once:

“One of my colleagues – an experienced electrician – said he felt he should go to the Health and Safety Executive, he’d never worked on a site like that”, a worker told ConstructionNews.

The 62,062 seater stadium is set to be the largest in London but with the clock ticking could Spurs fans face another delayed opening?

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