A Year on, Workers Still Haunted by Sihanoukville Building Collapse

Construction workers, their families and civil society groups on Sunday commemorated the collapse of a building in the coastal city of Sihanoukville last June, with some workers refusing to resume work in the sector.

The building, which was owned by a Chinese national, collapsed on June 22, killing 28 workers and injuring 26 others. Construction worker union Building and Wood Workers Trade Union Federation of Cambodia held a commemorative and religious service on Sunday to remember the deceased.

Sok Kin, who heads the union, said that little had changed for construction workers across the country, estimating that 70 to 80 percent of workers had no access to safety equipment, such as harnesses, gloves and hard hats, at the worksite.

In full: https://www.voacambodia.com/a/a-year-on-workers-still-haunted-by-sihanoukville-building-collapse/5473659.html

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