Austria -Improperly engaged worker killed -August 21, 2013

Foreign workers are often unaware of the safety risks, especially when they are engaged for specials skills without having the necessary vocational training. A road worker was killed in an accident on a building site in Semriach near Graz. The 32-year-old worker from Slovakia was driving a street roller when fell down an embankment. Colleagues who heard his screams ran to his aid but he had been decapitated in the accident. The worker was said to have been working on the building site chopping wood for excavation work.



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