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November 28, 2023 - 3:51 am

Landslide Traps Workers in Soma Mine; One Fatality and Rescues Reported; Union Calls for Safety Precautions and Sanctions

  • Mining
Vulnerable Groups
ESG Risks
  • Environment

Report: A landslide occurred during excavation work in the surface lignite mine operated by a private company near the Darkale region of Manisa’s Soma district. Four workers remained underground. A large number of fire brigade, AFAD, UMKE, and gendarmerie teams were dispatched to the mine. Workers Mehmet Seren (30), Uğur Topbaş (33), and Mehmet Arslan (53), who were trapped underground,…

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