Construction Worker in Turkey Dies in another Elevator Accident

Posted: 10/31/2014

construction site accidentsA fifty year old construction worker in Turkey died when he fell out of an elevator and died.  He fell onto a pile of bricks on the ground.  The death toll for construction site accidents in Turkey is already at 1,414 for the year.

Police are investigating the incident.  Last month, 10 workers died from an elevator crash in Turkey.  Earlier this month, 2 other workers died in construction site elevator accidents in seperate incidents.

On average, 5 workers die every day in Turkey.  It is becoming an epidemic.  To avoid workplace accidents, follow these tips.

  1. Create a JSA for each job task.
  2. Have weekly safety talks
  3. Train all employees:  new employees, contract employees, and refresher training for old employees
  4. Always use safety equipment
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