One worker killed, 15 injured in factory explosion in Kocaeli

One worker killed, 15 injured in factory explosion in Kocaeli

One worker was killed and 15 were injured in an explosion that took place in a rolling mill in the Dilovası district of Kocaeli province on Friday, according to a statement from Gebze district governor Mehmet Arslan.

The injured workers were taken to hospitals in the Gebze and Darıca districts.

Speaking to reporters following a visit to the factory, Arslan said none of the injured workers was in critical condition, adding that an investigation has been launched into the incident.

Turkey has a poor record of work safety. Every year, hundreds of people lose their lives in work-related accidents.