Turkish coal mine accident

ILO Director-General extends condolences to the families of the miners killed in Turkey

Statement | 14 May 2014
I am immensely saddened at the deaths of so many miners in Turkey. On behalf of the ILO, I extend my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. We are with them in their sorrow.

Our thoughts are also with those who were injured and we trust they will be provided with all necessary assistance for their recovery. We also extend our support to those involved in the rescue operations.

This tragedy is a reminder of the paramount importance of occupational safety and health in the mining sector. The ILO stands ready to provide continued support to ensure the safety of workers in line with international standards and to prevent future accidents.