155 workers in Turkey died in occupational accidents in January: report

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A hundred and fifty-five workers died in workplace accidents in January according to a report published by the Laborers Health and Occupational Safety Assembly (İSİG) on Monday, the Diken news website reported.

The report indicated that 10 of the workers were under the age of 18, while 11 were female and 19 were immigrants.

Sixteen percent of the work accidents occurred in agricultural fields, while 13 percent were on construction sites.

Twenty-one percent of the deaths were caused by suffocation, the report stated, and 15 workers died in January while trying to warm up.

The report also said that workplaces were rarely inspected by officials.

According to İSİG, at least 1,923 workers died in workplace accidents in 2018.

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