At least 170 workers die in workplace accidents across Turkey in November

At least 170 workers died in workplace accidents across Turkey on November 2017, according to a report by Bianet on Monday. Statistics by the Assembly of Worker Health and Occupational Safety has showed that at least 170 workers in November and 1,851 workers in the first 11 months of 2017 lost their lives.

The data given by the assembly showed that 138 of the 170 laborers were workers and civil servants; 21 were farmers/small land owners and 11 were craftspeople. 1,851 workers lost their lives in the first 11 months of 2017 and 1,970 in 2016.

The distribution by causes of the occupational homicides is as follows: 36 workers lost their lives due to traffic, shuttle accidents; 28 due to wreckage; 21 due to falling from high; 16 due to poisoning or drowning; 16 workers due to heart attack, cerebral hemorrhage; 13 due to violence; 11 due to suicide; 9 due to electric shock; 8 due to explosion or burning; 7 due to falling or hitting objects and 5 due to other causes.

With 23 killings the most occupational homicides occurred in İstanbul provinces and it was followed by Bursa and Konya provinces on November.

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