According to the Occupational Health and Safety Council, at least 182 workers have lost their lives in occupational homicides in October and at least 1,683 workers in the first 10 months of 2017.
151 of these 182 workers were employees with the statute of laborer or public servants, 21 others are farmers/small-scale landowners and 31 are self-employed including 10 tradespeople.
Most of the homicides took place in construction sector (46) followed by agricultural and forestry sector (37), transportation sector (16) and mining sector (12.).
The most common cause of homicides was collapse/service accident (50) followed by falling from high(34), traffic accident (31), heart attack/stroke (18) and electric shock (11).
Occupational homicides by age
The distribution of the occupational homicide victims by age are:
2 workers in the age group of 15-17
30 workers in the age group of 18-27
89 workers in the age group of 28-50
36 workers in the age group of 51-64
8 workers above the age of 65
The ages of 17 workers could not be determined.
The distribution of the occupational homicide victims by province are:
13 victims in İzmir; 12 victims in İstanbul, 11 victims in Bursa, 10 victims in Adana, 9 victims in Kocaeli, 8 victims in Antalya, Aydın and Şırnak each, 7 victims in Ankara, 6 victims in Tekirdağ, 5 victims in Adıyaman and Konya each, 4 victims in Denizli, Gaziantep, Hatay, Kayseri and Mersin each, 3 victims in Çorum, Malatya, Manisa, Muğla and Samsun each, 2 victims in Bayburt, Giresun, Gümüşhane, Isparta, Kastamonu, Kırklareli, Kırşehir, Niğde, Siirt, Sivas, Şanlıurfa, Tokat, Yozgat and Zonguldak each, 1 victim in Ağrı, Aksaray, Amasya, Ardahan, Balıkesir, Çanakkale, Düzce, Elazığ, Eskişehir, Hakkari, Kahramanmaraş, Karabük, Karaman, Osmaniye, Sakarya, Yalova and Italy each.
Names of the workers who lost their lives
The names of the workers who lost their lives in occupational homicides in October, 2017 are:
Sezer Palabıyık, Ekrek Yörük, Bekir Kılıç, Ali Bodur, M.A., Ramazan Ateş, Zennurşan (Gülsevin) Göz, Şengül Özbay, Durmuş Karatekin, İsmail Uyar, Şaban Ç., Mehmet Acar, Mevlüt Yaman, İbrahim Kartal, Ömer Kunduz, Yasin Kılıç, Cesim Bekçiler, Recep Bakır, Abdulhamid Alakan, İbrahim Altın, Deniz Köseoğlu, Ahmet Duman, Halil Cengiz, Hatun Dayankaç, Azize Dayankaç, Raca Sahil, Sedat Aydoğan, Remzi Işıldar, Hanifi Altuntaş, Serdar Kılıç, Sezer Şahin, Beyazıt B., Onur Turan, Bilal Kapusuz, Recep Gündüz, Yaşar Doruk, Yüksel Yıldırım, Özgül İnce, Atilla Çakmak, Pulatov Hoshgeldi, Murat Cesur, Sedat Boz, Sıddık (Uğur) Kabak, Nurettin Kutlu, Sedat Erem, Yılmaz Mağrur, Mesut Mağrur, Yüksel Uğur, Mehmet İzer, Sekvan Üstün, Vedat Özden, Abdullah Kayaş, Ferhat Demir, Abdullah Ahmed, Yusuf Kepenek, Mehmet Dere, Mehmet Karademir, Kemal Şaşmazer, Hikmet Yılmaz, Yılmaz Koç, Ulaş Selçuk İlaslan, Ali Rıza Keçeci, Halil Tapar, Erol Cidan, Yunus Emre Babacan, Süleyman Tıhni, Mustafa Anlamaz, Latif İlhan, Nadide Kısa, Mert Deveci, Gazi Öztürk, İbrahim Halil Anur, Suat Öncebe, Arif Şahin, İbrahim Nuhoğlu, Mehmet Samim Geredeli, Remzi Yılmaz, Tacettin Yavuz, Mehmet Keklik, Fikret Duran, Celal Arslan, Adnan Yıldırım, Burhan Kuş, Ömer Er, Ayhan Çil, Fatih Aktaş, Mehmet Yanılmaz, Tarık Turut, Celil Karaca, Kenan Vurmaz, Erdi Canbay, İbrahim Coşkun, Sait Kayaalp, Tekin Kılınç, Selami Saltık, Kazım Sarıkaya, Luey Sattuf, Yusuf Demir, Tuncay Kaya, Mahmut Tunga, Emrah Başaran, Aziz Kurt, Engin Afşar, Ensari Sefer, Hüsamettin Ovit, Şaban Şener, Eşref Nalbant, Sadık Ekrem, Mahmut Türedi, Vahit Tosun, Mazlum Korkmaz, Emanet Güngör, Mustafa Köksal, Ahmet Düzgün, Yasin B., Mustafa Şişman, Tahirhan Koç, Mehmet Vural, Mehmet Kocaağ, Mehmet Güler, Salim Oğuztav, Necati Düz, Selahattin Emirzan, Erdal Yılmaz, Harun Sağlam, Niyazi Ulusoy, Murat Berke Hasta, Mehmet Karadut, Yılmaz ., Aytaç Babir, Sadettin Özer, Coşkun Arpak, Musa Aytekin, Osman Sipahi, Yasin Halil, Ercan Karataş, Halil Afacan, İdris Çoban, Kazım Aykan Hırçın, İsmail Sungur, Zana Alamed, Kıyasettin Tacer, Ramazan Küçük, Zyulfı Hayrıev Emırskı, Mehmet Altınbulak, Yücel Karabostan, Ali İhsan Çeliktaş, İslam Özer, Adem Özdoğan, Mustafa Belen, Sebahattin Demirkaya, Hüccet Ateş, Süleyman Erbaş, Mahir Eskici, Büşra Yörük, Kamber Can, Serdar Çalık, Serdar Demirtaş, Ece Ceyda Güdemek, Hüseyin Gürhan, Harun Ezer, Rukiye Uysal, Fethi Seven, Muhammet Uz, Halil Doğan, Rukiye Çulluk, Nevzat Saçan, Emre Özsu, İbrahim Baltacı, Ahmet Çelik, Abdullah Abiz, Ertuğrul Fuat Kıcalı, Ahmet Alıcı, Ali Bektaş, Nurdoğan Aktaş, Harun Diler, . Şim, Bülent Kocaman, Hüseyin Yurt and three other workers who could not be identified. (AS/DG)
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