Another worker dies at notorious Tuzla shipyards

The Selahattin Aslan shipyard in the Tuzla district was the scene of the most recent accident, but the area's shipyards have recently been the focus of criticism in the wake of a rash of deadly mishaps linked to unsafe working conditions.

Another worker dies at notorious Tuzla shipyards

Another worker died yesterday in a work-related accident at a shipyard in İstanbul's Tuzla district. The Selahattin Aslan shipyard in the Tuzla district was the scene of the most recent accident, but the area's shipyards have recently been the focus of criticism in the wake of a rash of deadly mishaps linked to unsafe working conditions.

Worker İhsan Turhan was killed early yesterday in the shipyard after being crushed by a steel plate weighing hundreds of kilograms as he was working. Turhan was rushed to Tuzla State Hospital, but physicians were unable to revive him.

İstanbul Governor Muammer Güler, who responded to journalists' questions regarding the frequent accidents at the Tuzla shipyards, said serious measures need to be taken at the shipyards.

"Two important meetings on shipyards will be held in İstanbul next week. Workers' safety will be laid on the table during these meetings. Some Turkish shipyards face problems that stem from an increase in demand in the shipbuilding sector. I am hopeful that these problems will be solved thanks to efforts made to this end," he noted. The number of fatalities from work-related accidents at the Tuzla shipyards has exceeded 20 in just the past eight months. More than 50 fatal accidents have occurred in the last seven years at the shipyards, largely due to electric shocks and falls from platforms.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Haziran 2008, 11:47
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