22 workers poisoned of gas leakage in western Turkey
AYDIN – Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoAs many as 22 workers in a textile factory in the western province of Aydın have been poisoned out of a gas leakage in the factory’s ventilation system, with all the poisoned reported to be in good condition.
The night shift workers were taken to the Fehime Faik Kocagöz Public Hospital in Aydın’s Söke district around 8:00 p.m. on July 30 after they suffered nausea and vomiting in the textile factory located on a road in Aydın that connects the Aegean resort town of Milas and Söke.
Following the initial medical treatment, the workers were reported to be poisoned of a gas that leaked out the factory’s ventilation system.
An investigation has been launched into the incident.
The incident came less than a month after 121 workers were poisoned of an unidentified smell coming from outside their lighting products factory in the northwestern province of Tekirdağ on July 1.
The lighting factory workers, mostly women, suffered similar symptoms, at the time, such as nausea and vomiting, with several of them reported to had fainted, including a pregnant woman and a worker with asthma.
All workers were provided necessary medical treatment and reported to be in good condition, although the reason of poisoning has not been revealed yet.