Unlicensed Coalmines in Turkey
Today in the world, people need to work to survive their life. There are a lot of jobs around the world that people are doing for continuing their life. People cannot put all of these jobs in the same difficulty. There are certain sectors which are more difficult and which the occupational accidents occur mostly. Mining is one of these sectors, which is indicated one of the priority sectors around the world. When the surface mining ended, the underground mining is started and it brought many problems with it such as secure work environment and health issues. Occupational accidents lead to serious problems in the world. However, the most important thing of it is deaths, injuries and disabilities.…show more content… There are a lot of licensed and unlicensed coalmines. These unlicensed coalmines constitute serious problems. The work environment is bad in the licensed coalmines and the unlicensed coalmines are awful. This brief report looks at some of the unlicensed coalmines in Turkey, and suggests some possible solutions to this important problem.
Unlicensed coal mines cause many problems for countries and communities. The medical and psychological effects are very obvious. Every year, nearly 1150 workers die, 1900 workers are injured and many of them become permanently disabled. (Turkish Weekly) These people take care to their families and for this aim they lose their life or part of their body. According to Today’s Zaman “A 70-year-old miner lost his life after being severely injured in an unlicensed coal mine that collapsed in the northern Turkish province of Zonguldak on Thursday.” This man is just working for his family. He needs to earn money and take care to his family. Turkey has a daily average of 170 work-related accidents, four people lose their life and five people lose their ability to work (Today’s Zaman). Zonguldak Ticaret ve Sanayi Odası(TSO) makes a meeting about the unlicensed coal mines. A woman said that she