Two workers dead, three injured in multiple incidents in central Turkey
DHA PhotoA miner died and two others were injured after a coal pit collapsed due to a flood in the Suluova district of the Black Sea province of Amasya late on June 8.
Zeki Eşe, 41, was trapped under the alluvial land and other mining materials as the ground he was working on collapsed in the Oğulbağı village on the evening of June 8. Hüseyin Şeker and Hüseyin Ergün, the other two miners working with Eşe at the time of the collapse, were injured, while Eşe died at the scene.
The treatment of Şeker and Ergün has been completed and they are in a good condition.
Suluova District Governor Hayati Taşdan said mining activities have been suspended until the legal procedures over the incident are completed.
Eşe is reported to have previously worked in Soma, where Turkey’s worst ever industrial disaster left 301 miners dead in May 2014.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident on June 9, Hayrettin Kahyaoğlu, 50, was severely injured after two stones fell due to heavy rain and damaged two homes in the Dere neighborhood of Amasya. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority has taken security measures around the area. Kahyaoğlu was taken to Amasya University Sabucuoğlu Şerefeddin Education and Research Hospital, and then to another university hospital in the Black Sea province of Samsun after it was discovered that his life was in danger.
In another incident, construction worker Cengiz Kılıç, 34, died on June 8 after falling from the roof of a seven-story thermal hotel, still under construction, in the Sıcak Çermik thermal springs in the Central Anatolian province of Sivas. The body of Kılıç, who was married with one child, was taken to Cumhuriyet University Medical School Hospital and an investigation has been launched into the accident.