1843 workers died in Turkey in 2022 due to inadequate conditions - report
At least 1843 workers died in Turkey during the year 2022, that is, more than five workers on each day, said an annual report by Health and Safety Labor Watch (ISIG), a nongovernmental organization founded to report on-the-job fatalities.
According to the report published on the ISIG website on Wednesday, 166 minors, 110 women and 90 migrants were among the workers who died in workplace accidents across Turkey throughout 2022.
ISIG said all accidents at work could be prevented so the death of workers should be seen as “occupational homicides.”
It said the data for the report was compiled from the national press (68 percent), workers' colleagues and families, job safety specialists, workplace doctors and unions (32 percent).
According to the report, 1600 of the workers who lost their lives were paid employees and 243 were working on their own behalf. The highest number of deaths took place in construction, transportation and agriculture while the most common causes of death were traffic/shuttle accident, crush/dent, falling from a height, and heart attack.