Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Workplace "accidents" among Myanmar migrants in Thailand and Singapore

Reports on recent workplace "accidents" involving Myanmar migrants.

"5 Foreign workers perished in a fire in Parit Buntar," New Straits Times, 4 June 2013.
"Five foreign workers were believed to be burnt to death in a fire which completely destroyed a used clothes processing factory in Kampung Parit Haji Awi, Bagan Tiang here today. North Zone Fire and Rescue Department senior officer Zainuddin Abdul Rahim said as at 7pm yesterday two bodies of Myanmar male workers were recovered from the site."
"Landslide kills 3, injures 4," The Nation, 3 June 2013.
"A wall of earth and rocks from the top of a mountain about 100 metres above collapsed onto the Phetsamut rock grinding factory in tambon Nong Chumphon. Three workers were killed and their bodies buried under a pile of earth and rocks. They were two Myanmar workers identified as Noy and Yoo, and a Thai backhoe driver identified only as Suwitchart. Four workers were injured. They are two Myanmar nationals Nop and Yao, and two Thai workers Kwanmuang Srisuk and Kampara Lisi... Mr Wichai said the company will provide compensation and other assistance to  the injured and the families of those killed."
"Rescue workers search for last body," The Nation, 5 June 2013
"Rescue workers on Wednesday morning continued searching for the body of a Myanmar worker, believed to be the last of three workers who were killed in the quarry collapse two days ago in Phetchburi province... The Industry Ministry yesterday instructed officials throughout Thailand to make on-the-spot inspections to ensure safety conditions at quarries following the incident."

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