Another worker died in a ship breaking yard

Today, on 3rd december’20, another worker died in one of the infamous ship breaking yards, MA Ship breaking, in Sitakund, Chattagram. The name of the dead worker was Mahfuz (35), who was working in the yard as cutter helper. The accident took place when he fell from height of the ship cause of the broken railing of an scrap ship, MV NINGBO (IMO 8801022), for dismantling. It was mentioned by several sources that the worker were not having any safety belt with him while he was working at the top of the ship. The local police station, Sitakund, confirmed about the death of the worker. They mentioned that the worker were injured after falling from upper deck of the ship and were taken to the Chittagong Medical College Hospital where the duty doctor declared him as dead. The department of inspection for factories and establishments (DIFE) said, that they will do an inspection in the yard and will take necessary action. This is seventh worker died in this year in different ship breaking yards because of the work place accidents. Muhammed ALi Shahin, Coordinator of YPSA, says that most of the yards are still not up to the mark regarding ensuring the safety measurement in their yards and normally the rate of the accidents is higher in winter so yards should be much more careful during this time of the year. And the concerned government department should be stricter on such yards who don’t practice adequate safety standard in their yards.

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