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    2 killed, 13 injured in north China coal mine accident

    July 9, 2019 in Latest News, mining

    Two people were killed and thirteen injured in a coal mine accident in north China’s Shanxi Province, local authorities said Monday (08 July).

    The accident happened on Sunday afternoon in a coal mine of Shanxi Tongmei Group, when poisonous gas leaked to a working platform, killing two miners and injuring 13, according to Shanxi administration of coal mine safety.

    At Least 24 Construction Workers Killed as Building Collapses in Cambodian City

    June 24, 2019 in Latest News

    The death toll in a building collapse in Combodia as risen to 24 as hopes faded of finding any more survivors.

    Two days after the building in Sihanoukville collapsed, it emerged that three Chinese nationals and a local landowner involved in the construction had been detained while the incident was investigated.

    The unfinished, seven-storey building Collapsed early on 22 June on top of dozens of construction workers who slept each night on the second floor.

    The condominium was being built in the thriving seaside town, which has been transformed in recent years by a mainly Chinese-led building boom catering to tourists who flock to newly established casinos.

    At least 24 workers were injured in the collapse. The government’s labour ministry said 30 workers were at the site when the building collapsed, but a survived worker Nhor Chandeun said there were about 55 to 60 people inside the building.

    There has been mounting concern in Cambodia about the standard of Chinese construction companies operating in the country.

    The Chinese embassy in Phnom Penh released a statement on Monday which said it “supports a thorough investigation of the accident and necessary measures by competent Cambodian authority in accordance with the law”.

    (Source :https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/24/chinese-builders-arrested-as-toll-in-cambodia-building-collapse-rises-to-24)

    At least 30 dead in fire at Indonesia matchstick factory

    June 22, 2019 in Latest News, Victim Story

    At least 30 people including children were killed in a fire that swept through a small factory producing matchsticks in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province on 21 June 2019.

    Many of the victims were burned beyond recognition. The blaze broke out at midday in the makeshift facility located in a residential area, killing 27 adults and three children, said Riadil Akhir Lubis, head of the provincial disaster mitigation agency.

    TV footage showed the burned-out structure, its floor littered with twisted metal, blackened corrugated iron roofing and other debris.

    Millions of Indonesians work in unsafe conditions in informal or poorly regulated industries and accidents and fatalities are common.

    Dozens died in the collapse of an unlicensed gold mine in North Sulawesi in February, and at least 47 people including underage workers were killed by a blaze at a fireworks factory in a Jakarta satellite city in October 2017.

    Source : REUTERS| June 21, 2019indonesia_17 la-1561111258-709u6lau2u-snap-image

    Colombia’s Congress passes law for complete ban on asbestos

    June 13, 2019 in ABAN, Latest News

    Because of its health hazards, Colombia’s congress banned on production, sale and use of asbestos. The ban will take effect in 2021 and allows local companies that use the mineral in its products a five-year transition period phase out the use of the mineral that is well known for causing, among other things, lung cancer.

    Ahead of the vote, the lawmakers heard citizens who had fallen ill to a variety of diseases believed to have been caused by asbestos. Other witnesses to the debate brought images of loved ones who died because of their exposition to the cancerous mineral that has long been used in construction.

    The house of Representatives, which had the final vote on the issue, unanimously agreed to the ban, much to the joy of the invited victims. The mining and export of the controversial mineral was also banned.

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 100,000 people die annually as a result of their exposure to asbestos fibers.

    In Colombia, during the last 50 years, more than 1,700 people have died from lung cancer and mesothelioma as a result of asbestos use.

    Source : https://colombiareports.com/after-12-year-debate-colombia-bans-asbestos/

    A ship-breaking worker died in Bangladesh .

    May 20, 2019 in Latest News

    A hip-breaking worker died by electrocution while making a barge illegally in a ship-breaking factory named Bhatiari Steel in Chittagong. He was died around 3:30 am on 20 May. The deceased identified as Md. Manik (35) of Raypur Upazila of Laxmipur.

    Police told that, a ship-breaking factory only has the permission to make scrape. But the owner forced workers to make barge. Delwar Hossain, Officer In-charge (OC) of Sitakundo police station informed that, Manik was welding on that factory till the evening on the day.

    A factory inspector pointed out that, the still mill factory doesn’t have permission to make ship or barge. Polash kumar Dash, inspector in chittaogram of the institute said, there was no permission of breaking ship or barge in this factory. They will inspect the matter. The owner may be jail for 4 years or fine take 5 lacks or both if he proved to be guilty.

    (Source : OSHE foundation)

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