With the question of Turkey’s possible future membership of the EU in the headlines, Belinda Liversedge examines the country’s health and safety record.

In Turkey, each day four people die at work and six become incapable of working because of accidents, according to The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV).

Turkey also has more fatalities than any country in the EU, coming behind Latvia when looking at the most recent HSE EU comparisons research (2014/15), which recorded 4.2 fatalities per 100,000 workers in 2012; Turkey had 6.2 in the same year, according to data from the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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