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Garment workers injured during commute

Garment workers injured during commute

More than 60 garment workers from Chung Fai Knitwear in Phnom Penh's Meanchey district were injured on Saturday on their way to the factory when their truck turned over after swerving to avoid a pothole in Kandal province's Kandal Stung district, a union official said yesterday.

Tith Phat, president of the Free Trade Union (FTU) at Chung Fai Knitwear, said that he went down to visit the workers in the hospital. He said out of all the commuters, only five were seriously injured.

"The workers will come back to work tomorrow, but for those who were seriously injured, they will stay to get better," he said.

Phat said that the workers were sent to Chey Chumneas referral hospital, and some have already left to go home.

Men Chanrith, Kandal Stung district police chief, could not be reached for comment yesterday.

Late last month, 38 garment workers suffered minor injuries in Kandal Stung district when the truck carrying them to their factory collided with a vehicle going in the opposition direction.

According to official government statistics, 67 garment and footwear workers were killed during commutes to factories in 2013, an increase from the 49 who died in 2012.


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