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Wahid Adnan

Free Member, Dhaka

Victim of Shipbreaking Industry

Saiful Islam (47) lost one of his eyes by a hot tiny metal particle while cutting a steel plate using oxy-acetylene torch in ship breaking yard. He was not provided with the protective eyegear to use in work.

Huge casualties occurs causing loss of lives every year in ship breaking industry due to lack of proper safety management. An alarming statistics shows such casualties left around 600 workers killed and another three thousand injured or disabled in the last 15 years. The casualties mainly result from oil or gas chamber blasts, flammable substances, fall from high places, manual carrying of heavy steel sheets etc. The labors reside in a most unhygienic condition, sleeping on the floors in-group and taking poor foods.

Comments 10

  • Jens Urbach 01/04/2011 16:55

    Money is the God for the owners .
    Human Life is not importent .They can change the workers every day.
  • Ralph - Steffen Friedlein 02/26/2009 4:02

    Lg Ralph
  • zoodiac (Branislav Bielik) 09/30/2008 17:22

    why that radical crop? this face.... has great potential it deserves more space on pic...
  • Andrej Nagode 08/16/2008 12:20

  • Maguire 07/19/2008 19:53

    outstanding documentary photography
  • PINDORIUS 07/19/2008 12:40

    strong eye
  • Maria Simona Monti 07/18/2008 17:16

    good photo-reporter!
  • Annemarie van der Westhuysen 07/18/2008 13:59

  • Claudio Micheli 07/18/2008 12:16

    Great doc!
  • MolleArt 07/18/2008 9:07

    Very good!