A main opposition deputy presented a bill to ban fireworks in the aftermath of a devastating accident in the northwestern province of Sakarya that killed seven people and injured over a hundred.
The Turkish Medical Association (TTB) deemed the July 3 explosion at a fireworks accident a "workplace homicide," a term used to describe accidents caused by gross neglect. There had been six accidents in the same factory in the past 11 years, the TTB noted, and said that July 3's fatal blast was a long time coming.
A truck accident in Turkey's northern province of Rize revealed that more than 20 tons of tea was being imported to the nation's capital of tea production. While a lawyer said he would file an official complaint about the imports, an opposition lawmaker presented parliamentary questions to the trade minister, inquiring about the source of the imports.
The Turkish organization Workers' Health and Job Security Assembly (ISIG) reported in their monthly "workplace homicide" report that at least 131 workers had died in work accidents in Turkey in the month of February. An overwhelming majority, 118 out of 131 of the workers who died were paid employees and construction proved to be the most fatal industry in February, claiming 18% of the 131 deaths.
A 17-year-old male died in a traffic accident where the electric scooter he was riding got hit by a car. The passenger was thrown off the electric scooter and died on the scene.