Road crashes kill 50 garment workers, injure 1,956 others in Cambodia last year

Fifty Cambodian garment factory workers were killed and 1,956 others were injured in traffic accidents in 2019, said a National Social Security Fund (NSSF)’s report released on Tuesday.

The figure showed a slight increase when compared to 2018, the report said, noting that in 2018, road crashes killed 42 garment workers and injured 1,821 others.

The country’s multi-billion-U.S.-dollar garment industry is comprised of about 1,000 factories, employing approximately 750,000 workers.

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