Nearly 1.7 million workers have been involved in a workplace accident in Turkey from 2003 to 2017, while almost 17,000 have died at work over the same period, according to a report prepared by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Chair Gamze Akkuş İlgezdi.
Turkey has been criticized for its poor workplace safety record and its failure to prevent wirkplace accidents. Labor authorities are widely criticized for failing to conduct the necessary inspections and take precautions to protect workers.
İlgezdi’s report also cites the number of workers who will not be able to work again due to their workplace related accidents. Between 2003 and 2017, the number of workers who received an “incapacity report” was recorded at 30,681.
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