49 workers have died in Alang in five years

Since 2011, 49 people have been killed in work-related accidents at the yards in Alang, where many merchant vessels are scrapped every year. The conditions have improved significantly in recent years however, notes ECSA in a new report about the demolition yards in India.

This photo is from an unnamed yard in Alang in 2006. According to ECSA, the conditions have improved in several locations since then. Photo: Ajit Solanki/AP/Polfoto/Arkiv

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