Quarry incident raises alarm for work safety
When rescue workers retrieved the last body from a collapsed quarry in Yen Lam District, Thanh Hoa Province on 23 January, it raised the total number of work-related deaths in the central province to 20 since the beginning of 2016. The quarry collapse itself led to eight fatalities.
The year could not have started worse for workers in the province. On the first day of 2016, eight workers died from carbon monoxide poisoning in a lime kiln accident. Among the victims was a five-month pregnant woman.