A total of 188 workers died in June in work-related accidents, according to a report drafted by Turkey’s Health and Safety Labor Watch (İSİG), the Diken news website reported.
Thirty-one percent of the deaths occurred in agricultural workplaces, followed construction at 23 percent and transportation with 15 percent.
While eight of the deceased were migrants living in Turkey – six Afghans, one Syrian and one Turkmen – another eight were underage workers, the report indicated.
April saw the highest number of work-related deaths in 2020 with 221 despite coronavirus measures.
Most recently seven workers were killed in an explosion at a fireworks company in Sakarya province.
The owners of the company, a father and son, were later detained by police. The son was arrested by a court on charges of negligence along with four factory employees.