Occupational murders claim two more workers

It is common knowledge that the business owners in Turkey do not spend money on safety equipment or safety in general in the workplaces due to concerns about their profits

Occupational murders claim two more workers

Caner Yarasa, aged 46, a worker in a mushroom farm lost his life when the steel racks in the warehouse collapsed on him. Other three workers were injured and taken to the hospital. The mushroom farm is in the town of Tarsus in the Mersin province in southern Turkey.

Two-meter-high (6 feet) steel racks are used for storing the mushrooms after packaging in the warehouse. The reason the racks collapsed is still unknown. All four injured workers were taken to the hospital however one worker did not survive the “accident.”

In Istanbul, a container in a construction site caught fire and killed a worker who was caught in it.

The reason that started the fire is still unknown. Workers who noticed the flames rushed to rescue their fellow workers. Mert Şen, a worker who was leading the rescue effort, was stuck inside the container.  Although he tried to escape, the window of the trailer was too small for him to get through.

It is common knowledge that the business owners in Turkey do not spend money on safety equipment or safety in general in the workplaces due to concerns about their profits. Properly installed equipment or providing fire extinguishers as well as necessary training could have prevented these deaths. However, these safety measures would have cut into their profits.

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