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News ID: 70836 |
Publish Date: 10:47 - 13 December 2016

Worker Dies at Bangladeshi Shipbreaking Yard

A worker died while dismantling German container ship Viktoria Wulff at Arefin shipbreaking yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Worker Dies at Bangladeshi Shipbreaking Yard
According to MANA, The 35-year old Shah Jahan was struck on the head by a heavy iron piece.
In an attempt to hide the accident, the yard management kept the body of Shah Jahan inside the premises, but fellow workers and locals rushed to the site and started demonstrating, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform said.
In Bangladesh, fatal accidents in the shipbreaking industry remain very frequent, a situation that is widely known but largely ignored by the shipping industry.
“Only in 2016, at least 19 shipbreaking workers were killed and another 11 severely injured in the Bangladesh yards. The accident rate remains shockingly high and is not coming down, despite the promises of the yard owners and cash buyers,” Patrizia Heidegger, Executive Director of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, said.
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