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11 workers hit by accidents at Asian beaching yards in Q4

Accidents at the much-debated beaching yards in Asia, where the majority of the world’s ships are scrapped, killed one and led to serious physical injuries for ten workers in Q4 2021, according to NGO.

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11 workers were subject to industrial injuries in relation to shipbreaking at the Asian beaching yards in December 2021, according to NGO Shipbreaking Platform, which surveils work and environmental conditions at the Asian shipbreaking yards.

The accidents covered smaller physical injuries, fractures, back injuries, lost limbs, serious burns and a single death, according to the NGO’s figures.

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