A new estimate, arrived at by a Vadodara-based civil rights organization working on occupational health issues in Gujarat, has estimated that as many as 186 persons have died in 2016 alone in the state because of various occupational hazard diseases. Sourced on vernacular media of South Gujarat, the organization, People’s Training and Research Centre (PTRC), believes that the actual numbers should be “much higher”, as the news items published in the dailies are “based on police complaints.”
In a profile of the deaths, PTRC has found that big industries and industrial estates in Gujarat’s chemical hubs account for many of them. The incidents profiled include 1 3 deaths which took place in units runs by top industrial houses — Adani, Nirma and Reliance.
Thus, on April 28, 2016, seven workers died in the Adani-owned power plant in Mundra, Kutch district, died as a result of explosion in the pipeline leading to the flash tank steam because of obstruction caused by an iron part. It led to hot water at 144 degrees falling on workers, all of whom were migrants from Jharkhand.
EN LA MEMORIA DE LAS COMPAÑERAS Y LOS COMPAÑEROS CONSTRUCTORES FALLECIDOS O LESIONADOS EN OCASIÓN DEL TRABAJO
"Las Mujeres trabajadoras se enfrentan a la precariedad laboral y a la desigualdad de género"
¿Nos parece JUSTO?
LA DESIGUALDAD EN EL TRABAJO NOS ENFERMA A TODAS Y TODOS
VIOLENCA DE GENERO
LOS SINDICATOS HACEN EL TRABAJO MÁS SEGURO
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