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24 February 2020

India: Three workers killed in fire at Gujurat garment label factory

Author: News18

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19 February 2020

Nepali migrant workers in MENA report lax safety measures causing serious workplace injuries, 21 Nepalis currently in comas

Author: Himalayan Times (Nepal)

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18 February 2020

UK: Rise in Amazon warehouse worker accidents prompts calls for parliamentary inquiry; Amazon downplays safety concerns

Author: Rob Davies, The Guardian

"Concerns over safety at Amazon warehouses as accident reports rise", 17 Febuary 2020...

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21 January 2020

So. Africa: Three mine workers die in a week in various mine accidents

Author: The Citizen (South Africa)

‘Tragic start to 2020’ as three mine workers dead in a week, says AMCU’ 19 January 2020...

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31 December 2019

So. Africa: Rio Tinto to restart mining operations after cutting back production over security concerns for its workers

Author: Reuters and Mining.com

"Rio Tinto to restart South African unit in 2020 after security scare", 30 December 2019....

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23 December 2019

USA: Amazon warehouse workers face 'alarmingly high' injury rates which increase during holiday season, report finds; Amazon refutes findings

A report released in December 2019 by a national anti-Amazon coalition called Athena has found 'alarmingly high' injury rates faced by workers at Amazon fulfillment centers across the USA. The report's authors say the findings - based on Amazon's own...

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16 December 2019

UAE: Waste treatment plant workers hospitalised following gas leak

In 2017, 55 workers at a Bee'ah waste treatement plant in Sharjah "suffered from suffocation" due to a gas leak at their place of work. All of the workers were taken to hospital....

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16 December 2019

Zimbabwe: Four miners dead after collapse of mine shaft at Esikhoveni Mine; company comments included

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12 December 2019

Bangladesh: At least 12 workers killed & more injured after fire breaks out in plastic factory

Author: The Daily Star

"Death toll from Keraniganj factory fire reaches 12", 12 December 2019...

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11 December 2019

India: 40+ workers killed in factory fire, highlighting urgent fire & building safety regulation concerns

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