Turkey - Occupational fatalities on the increase - April 30, 2016

At least 415 workers died in the first three months of 2016, according to a monthly report released by a non-governmental organisation dealing with worker health and safety issues, with at least 157 worker deaths in March 2016 alone. The Worker Health and Work Safety Assembly (İSİGM) report, compiled with data in print and online media, labour unions and organisations notes that the sectors where the most worker deaths occur are agriculture, construction and transportation. İSİGM is an NGO comprised of workers, worker relatives, doctors, engineers, academics, journalists, and lawyers who deal with labour issues. The number of worker deaths in March has increased year-on-year by 9% compared to the same month of 2015.

English: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/at-least-415-turks-died-in-work-accidents …   

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