The Laborers' Health and Occupational Safety (İSİG) Assembly released its November report today (December 4).
According to the report, at least 154 workers lost their lives in occupational homicides across Turkey in November 2018. At least 1,797 workers have died in the first eleven months of this year.
At least 1,693 miners have died since 2002
According to the November 2018 report of the İSİG Assembly,
* While 129 of the deceased 154 workers were wage earners (workers and civil servants), the other workers were working on their own behalf.
* 13 of the workers who lost their lives in November were women while the remaining 141 of them were men. The occupational homicides which claimed the lives of women workers took place in the sectors of agriculture, textile, banking, commerce, transportation, healthcare and security.
* 13 Women, 141 Men; 4 Children; 2 Migrants
* In the occupational homicides in November, 4 children lost their lives. One of the deceased children was under the age of 14.
* In the first eleven months of 2018, which has been declared as the "World Day Against Child Labor", at least 66 children have lost their lives in occupational homicides. These figures have shown that 2018 has been the year, when the highest number of children died in occupational homicides.
* The report, which was released on the World Miners' Day, has also indicated that from 2002 to 2018, at least 1,693 mine workers lost their lives.
Majority of occupational homicides in İstanbul
* The majority of the occupational homicides took place in the sectors of construction, agriculture, transportation, commerce/bureau, mining, healthcare, security, municipality/general affairs and metal.
* As for their geographic distribution, the majority of occupational homicides occurred in İstanbul, which was followed by Aydın, İzmir, Kocaeli, Bursa, Zonguldak Antalya, Diyarbakır, Adana, Ankara, Denizli and Gaziantep.
* The provinces with the highest number of occupational homicides in November
Only 5 workers were unionized
While five of the deceased workers were members of a union, the remaining 149 workers (96.75 percent) were not union members. The unionized workers were working in the sectors of chemistry, metal and energy.
Names of the workers who lost their lives in November:
Ali Kaya, Erhan Odabaşı, Hüseyin Durmaz, Caner Taşdemir, Mehmet Cesur, Aziz Çino, Hamit Varol, Abdülsamet Bereket, Ali Fidan, İlhami Köroğlu, Fatma Ayar, Ahmet Kesnik, Gürsel K., Hayati Sarıcıoğlu, Mehmet Toy, Durmuş Pala, Bayram Deniz, Ahmet Sevinç, Salih Malkoç, Kadir Dolgun, Erdem Aksoy, Emine Ayşe Şenel, Devran Tunahan Kösçü, Hasan Koyuncu, Kağan Mirik, Ramazan Dede, Durmuş Nuhuz, Şahin Çetin, Elmas Kotan, Erol Şimşek, Satım Öcaloğlu, Osman Demirkol, Kenan Çavuş, Hasan Gençtürk, Uğur Göktaş, Metin Çelik, Ayhan Bolat, Mikail Şimşek, Abdullah Karacan, Umut Özdemir, Esra Yılmaz, Ronai Bozan, Muammer Kumral, Mümin Özgür, Ayçin ., Şeyma Kurultak, Zeynel Yiğit, Eşref Gölükçetin, M.N.B., Cevdet Can, Mehmet Erbaş, Serdal Muhdar, Emre Özkan, Nahide Cansu, Erdi Gürbüz, Sinan Yayar, Bekir İçigen, Aykut Güzel, Ali Gültekin, Mehmet Çiftçi, Metin Topoğlu, Ramazan Yaman, Yunus Duygu Kan, Esat Arı, Mehmet Sıddık Canpolat, Bayram Kılıç, Öztürk Yılmaz, Necdet Atak, Servet Atak, Mehmet Ali Sürmeli, Resul Bebe, Oğuzhan Kılınç, Habil Şişman, Mehmet Koç, Özal Kızak, Mustafa Tutuş, Adem İşler, Zafer Arslan, Ali Aktay, Yıldöner Cin, Yaşar Tanyeri, Muhlis Çağlar, Mücahit Baş, Durhasan Kale, Şerif Yavuz, Semih Kaya, Seyithan Kaya, Mustafa Uzun, Selman Bingöl, Kasım Ak, Abdullah Aslan, İhsan Karabıyık, Mehmet Örün, Metin Kurt, Beytullah Arslan, Galip Çukur, H.U., M.Ç., M.U., Ahmet Ecer, Mehmet Ali Kızgın. Halil İbrahim Deniz, Ferdi Mutlu, Musa Bora, Kadir Çaylıoğlu, Ahmet Keskin, Yasin Top, İlhan Albayrak, Hakan Sağlam, Hamdi Yılmaz, Merve Altun, Nevzat Erkoç, Kemal Uğur, Orhan Bulut, Mehmet Baylug, Abdulvahap Olam, Mürsel Çubukçu, Zeki Genç, Maşallah Kırmızıyıldız, Şeref Hamamcı, Halil Taşar, Ekrem Erbulut, Muhammed Ayhan, İsrafil Özhan, İsmail Hakkı Toptan, Emre Şakir Güngör, Adem Çakar, Nezir Acem, Sedef Şen, Fatih Çetiner, Enes Parlak, Gülfidan Temiz, Mustafa Bülent Can, Miraç Bekdaş, Ebenezer Mawoyeka, Buket Keleş, İmdat Berçin, Naciye Ataş, Rıdvan D., Güray Halat, Mehmet Altun, Ali Rıza Fidan, Ömer Durkut, Halil Yeloğlu, Recep Çeliker, Mecit Kuş, Erdoğan Duranoğlu, Zeynel Taş, Ozan Türkdoğan, Ali Can Aşkaroğlu, Sibel Çelik, Ayşe Şahinoğlu, Hasan Aççı.
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