TODAY’S – Worker dies in university building collapse

Worker dies in university building collapseOne worker died and another was injured following an accident at a construction site at Kocaeli University, local media reported on Thursday.The accident happened at a construction site on the Umuttepe campus of Kocaeli University.

, The site collapsed during sewerage infrastructure work and workers Durdu Koca (23) and Kadir Uysal (46) were buried in the rubble.Other workers at the site called for an ambulance and meanwhile worked to rescue them Within half an hour, the two men were freed from the rubble and taken to a hospital.

Despite all efforts, Koca could not be saved. Uysaland#39s leg was broken but he is otherwise in good condition.

According to another worker, a landslide occurred at the construction site while sewerage work was under way and the two workers had been buried in the rubble.Although workplace safety conditions have been in the public arena since a recent mine blast in Soma, it is a fact that job accidents happen very frequently in Turkey.

According to studies, 57 percent of workers who participated in a poll have experienced or witnessed at least one accident at their workplace. According to another statistic held by the Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat) in 2013, 23 percent of those employed have been involved in a work-related accident.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman