Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Workers collapse: More mass faintings in six factories

Workers collapse: More mass faintings in six factories

About 130 workers from six factories in the capital’s Vattanac Industrial Park II fainted on Friday and Saturday, incidents officials blamed on the health of the workers and hysteria, despite complaints of poor ventilation.

“We did not smell any chemicals or see any problems with their working environments,” said Teun Bunthen, police chief in Dangkor district’s Kraing Pongro commune.

Workers had been taken to nearby health clinics, and authorities were continuing to investigate, Bunthen said.

A Ministry of Labour official who asked not to be named said chemicals or poor ventilation was not to blame, but rather many workers had experienced a “mass psychogenic illness” – a sort of shock – when confronted with others fainting.

But Veng Vuthy, deputy director of Porng Teuk Health Centre, said workers had reported a strong chemical smell.

“There are many reasons for their fainting,” he said.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".