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The Financial Express

Workplace accidents claim 302 lives in Jan-July

FE Online Report | Published: September 12, 2019 20:02:04 | Updated: September 13, 2019 18:40:19


Workplace accidents claim 302 lives in Jan-July

Workplace accidents claimed as many as 302 lives across the country in the last seven months, according to a report of a non government organisation.

The report also stated that the January -July period of 2019 saw a total of 240 such accidents, disclosed the report of the NGO, Safety and Rights Society.

It also added that at least 592 workers were killed in 484 workplace accidents in 2018.

In the same period in 2017, 220 people died in as many as 168 workplace accidents.

The number of deaths in construction sector and from lightning strikes has declined, but the picture of others sectors and sub-sectors remain almost the same, according to the report.

The report is prepared on the basis of newspaper reports collected from 26 dailies between January 01 and July 20 of 2019.

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