Occupational safety and health

Seven to face 15 years in deaths of 3 workers at third bridge site

Seven people are facing prison terms of up to 15 years on charges of reckless homicide in an accident which killed three workers during the construction of a viaduct for Istanbul's third bridge on April 5, 2014, according to the indictment.

The accident was "predictable and preventable, and happened as a result of imprudence and carelessness," according to an expert's report.

Official experts find company, state audits guilty in mining disaster in Central Anatolia

An official expert report on the deadly mine accident in the Ermenek town in the Central Anatolian province of Karaman has proven that the disaster was not natural, but caused by technical neglect, while also citing that miners were poorly trained.

2014: The year of labor disasters, police violence, environmental struggle and refugee flow

With its ups and downs, 2014 in Turkey was an unforgettable year in terms of deadly accidents that could have all been prevented if necessary precautions had been taken in time. Ranging from mine accidents to migrant deaths at sea, those have assumed a place in the country's long list of ignominious fatal accidents.