Three Workers Die in Construction Accident

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Three workers were killed and another was injured when a part of the concrete from a viaduct collapsed.  The workers were on that concrete and fell 50 meters.

Two of the victims and the injured worker were brothers.  The other victim had only been working for two days at the time of the accident.

The accident is another example of the lack of worker safety protection in Turkey.  Turkey construction contractors regularly fail to comply with labor regulations.

The third bridge is full of controversy.  There was a rule for a stay of execution due to a poor environmental impact assessment.  Another major source of controversy, is the bridge is connecting to a new airport that will replace a huge forested area.  Now, three workers have been killed building the bridge.