Two workers dead, 13 others injured in multiple workplace accidents
DHA photoTwo workers have died and 13 others have been injured in multiple incidents across Turkey.
A chrome miner, Mustafa Evren, 45, died, and another miner, Ramazan Alçı, was severely injured in a collapse at the Hayri Öğelman Chrome Mine Quarry in the Harmancık district of the northwestern province of Bursa at around 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 26, Doğan News Agency reported.
The collapse occurred at a depth of 40 meters inside the quarry in Harmancık’s Yolçatı area. The cause of the collapse at the mine where 30 workers were employed was reported to be unclear.
Evren’s body was taken to the Bursa Forensic Institute for medical examination while Alçı was reported to be in serious condition.
In the Aegean province of Muğla, a worker, Ahmet Karadeniz, 30, died after being trapped between two marble blocks in a marble quarry in Muğla’s Kavaklıdere district late Aug. 26, Anadolu Agency reported.
Medical staff dispatched to the scene declared Karadeniz dead and his body was taken to the Kavaklıdere Public Hospital’s morgue for medical examination.
Meanwhile, in the Black Sea province of Bolu, 10 people were injured after a minibus carrying workers crashed into a car in the Paşaköy passway on Aug. 26.
The names of the injured were reported to be Masum Aksoy, Suat Aksoy, Kenan Aksoy, Ünal Aksoy, Feyzullah Aksoy, Oktay Örce, Zeki Örce and Tayfun Örce.
In a separate workplace accident in Bursa, Uğur Çiçek, a 33-year-old worker, was seriously injured after a hot asphalt cauldron exploded in Bursa’s İnegöl district late Aug. 26.
Çiçek was taken to the İnegöl Public Hospital and then to the Şevket Yılmaz Public Hospital after being reported to be in serious condition.
In the northern province of Karabük, a worker, Ahmet Erdoğan, 27, was injured after being trapped under the earth following a collapse as he was working on electrical wiring at the construction site of a five-story building in the Bahçelievler neighborhood around 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 26.
Rescuers from the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and firefighters dispatched to the scene extracted Erdoğan after a three-hour effort.
Erdoğan was taken to the Karabük Training and Research Hospital and was reported to be in good condition.