Despite warnings workers continue to die in workplace accidents. This year already there have been 1306 workplace deaths in Turkey. In August 208 workers died in workplace accidents because of lack of safety precautions.
The construction industry had the highest number of workplace deaths, but “accidents” are killing workers in mines, agriculture and factories too because of the lax health and safety, and lack of precautions. Turkey is already leading in workplace deaths in Europe but without any steps to call to account employers there is no sign that health and safety will improve in Turkey’s industries.