Council of Workers’ Health: “At least 106 workers died by occupational murders in February”

The Occupational Health and Safety (ISG) Council has released its report on job killings for February. At least 106 workers died in job killings in February, according to the Council. 97 of the 106 workers were salaried and wage (workers and civil servants), 9 are self-employed (farmers and tradesmen).

Council of Workers’ Health: “At least 106 workers died by occupational murders in February”

At least 106 workers died at work in February, according to an occupational murder report by the Occupational Health and Safety Council (ISG)

The Occupational Health and Safety (ISG) Council has released its report on job killings for February. At least 106 workers died in job killings in February, according to the Council. 97 of the 106 workers were salaried and wage (workers and civil servants), 9 are self-employed (farmers and tradesmen).
The highlights of the report are as follows:
• At least 225 workers were killed in occupational murders in the first two months of 2022.
• The deaths occurred most in construction/road, agriculture/forestry, transportation, trade/bureau/education, health, mining, textiles, metals, accommodation, municipal/general affairs, ship/shipyard and security industries.
• At least four motorcycle couriers have died.
• Nine migrant/refugee workers died: 5 Syrians, 1 Indonesian, 1 Iranian, 1 From Uzbekistan, 1 from Russia and 1 from Serbia. However, we must not forget that the vast majority of migrant/refugee workers work informally and therefore occupational murders are hidden.
• Four (3.8 %) of those killed in job killings in February are unionized workers.
• The most common causes of death are falls, crushes/dents, traffic/service accidents, heart attacks, COVID-19, explosions/burnings, poisoning/drowning, suicide, violence and object fall/impact.
• Deaths caused by high falls in the construction workforce are almost identical, but even very simple measures are not taken because they are seen as cost items.
• Covid-19-induced deaths decreased within the working class, with retired working families accounting for 95 percent of the deaths.
• Moto courier rallies and demonstrations continued to intensify this month, a key reason why the number of job killings is now a top reason in the job killings table, with motorcycle courier deaths (which have a youthful average age).
• Three children died while working. One of the child laborers is an agricultural worker and the other is a moto courier.
• There are 31 workers aged 51 and over who died due to lack of work safety measures

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