Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - 100 pass out at shoe factory

100 pass out at shoe factory

More than 100 workers at a Kandal province footwear factory fainted on Monday, according to a report on the National Police website.

Those who fainted at Grand East Footwear International Corp in Kandal’s Ang Snuol district – which employs about 1,350 people – were sent to a district hospital and private clinics, according to police.

“They were immediately sent for treatment at the district and private hospitals,” the police report reads.

Police said that the incident at Grand East Footwear was caused by chemical fumes. However, a National Social Security Fund (NSSF) report says the faintings were the result of shock from seeing a co-worker keel over.

“This case occurred when a seven-months pregnant woman, who was dizzy and in weak health, fainted,” the NSSF report reads. “When she fell down on the floor, it shocked the other workers, and people fainted repeatedly.”

Management at Grand East Footwear could not be reached for comment yesterday.

Ministry of Labour figures, which were released earlier this month, note that 1,806 people fainted at work in 2014; a 109 per cent increase from the previous year.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Khmer New Year games: it’s never too late to try them out

Even though games such as “Fight for the leaf” or “Hide the towel” are traditionally played during the Khmer New Year holidays

Khmer New Year getaway: Ghost Island

One of 23 islands in the sea of Koh Kong, Koh Kmoch (Ghost Island) has a wealth of corals and other sealife visible through its crystal clear water.

ACLEDA’s boss on how tech is changing financial services

In today’s world of fast-changing technology, Cambodia is seeing increasing innovation in financial services.