Ünsal Yücel - Mutlu Yuca- Taner Bayar / Edirne - Bolu, Nov 2 () - One worker has died and five others have been injured in three separate workplace accidents in Turkey.
The deceased worker, identified as Ahmet Hamdi Özmercan, died at a hospital in the northwestern province of Edirne on Nov. 2 after he was severely injured when he became stuck under a caterpillar at a stone quarry in Edirne’s Keşan district.
Özmercan, 45, was taken from the quarry located in Keşan’s Mecidiye Köyü neighborhood to the Keşan Public Hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries.
Özmercan’s body was taken to the Istanbul Forensic Institute for medical examination and an investigation has been launched into the incident.
The driver of the caterpillar, identified as Ercan Ç, was reportedly detained, but released soon after he appeared in court.
In a separate workplace accident in the western province of Bolu, four miners were injured on Nov. 1 after an explosion of coal powder at a mining site in Bolu’s Mengen district. One of the miners was severely burned and taken to a hospital in Istanbul via helicopter.
The four miners injured in the coal powder explosion at the mining site in Mengen’s Gökçesu town were identified as Doğan Bayer, Murat Onur, Süleyman Kışla and Kemal Akçaköse.
A fire erupted immediately after the explosion and firefighters dispatched to the scene extinguished the fire, which had inflicted burns on the four miners.
Bayer, Onur and Akçaköse were taken to a research and training hospital in Bolu, while Kışla was taken to a hospital in Istanbul.
Kışla was reported to be in serious condition and an investigation has been launched into the explosion.