Occupational Health and Safety Council has issued its monthly report on occupational homicides in August.
According to the report, at least 217 workers have lost their lives in occupational homicides. 198 of these workers were men and 19 were women.
The number of casualties in occupational homicides in the first eight months of 2017 has reached 1,338.
Most of the homicides took place in construction sector (56) followed by agricultural and forestry sector (54) and transportation (40)
The most common cause of homicides was traffic/service accident (64) followed by falling from high(35).
16 child workers
The distribution of the occupational homicide victims by age are:
5 workers under the age of 14
11 workers in the age group of 15-17
34 workers in the age group of 18-27
93 workers in the age group of 28-50
37 workers in the age group of 51-64
12 workers above the age of 65
The ages of 25 workers could not be determined.
In August, the occupational homicides occurred in 69 provinces of Turkey and in a foreign country.
The distribution of the occupational homicide victims by province are:
13 deaths in İstanbul and Sakarya each; 9 deaths in İzmir; 8 deaths in Adana and Manisa each; 7 deaths in Ankara, Antalya and Malatya each; 6 deaths in Denizli and Kocaeli each; 5 deaths in Aydın, Konya, Mersin, Sivas and Tekirdağ; 4 deaths in Bursa, Elazığ, Hakkari, Hatay, Isparta, Kahramanmaraş, Samsun and Trabzon each; 3 deaths in Adıyaman, Diyarbakır, Giresun, Karabük, Mardin, Niğde, Şırnak and Uşak each; 2 deaths in Aksaray, Batman, Bilecik, Bolu, Düzce, Eskişehir, Gaziantep, Kars, Kastamonu, Kayseri, Kırşehir, Ordu and Tokat each; 1 death in Ağrı, Amasya, Ardahan, Balıkesir, Bartın, Burdur, Çankırı, Çorum, Edirne, Erzincan, Erzurum, Gümüşhane, Iğdır, Karaman, Kırıkkale, Kırklareli, Kilis, Kütahya, Muğla, Nevşehir, Osmaniye, Rize, Şanlıurfa, Yalova, Yozgat and Burkina Faso each. (YY/DG)
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