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Iran: Numerous deaths caused by workplace accidents

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Workplace accidents claim the lives of three workers every hour in Iran. On the occasion of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28, the Mehr News Agency issued a report on workplace safety in Iran.

The report indicates that at least three workers die every hour in Iran due to workplace accidents, and the failure to observe workplace safety measures is costing the country a figure equivalent to its oil exports.

According to this report, construction sites see 60,000 fatal accidents every year, and 46 percent of all workplace accidents occur on construction sites in Iran.

Photos: The Deprived Coal Miners of Zarand, Kerman

Other reports indicate that 30 percent of burn victims in the country are injured on construction sites and they often end up dismembered or otherwise disabled.

According to international studies, on average one person dies in a workplace accident every four minutes.

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