Ministry to conduct overall inspection on labor safety

The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs inspectorate will coordinate with relevant agencies to conduct comprehensive inspection over labor safety and hygiene in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Ang Economic Zone in Ha Tinh province in June and July.

The scene of the scaffold collapse in Vung Ang Economic Zone on March 25 (Photo: SGGP)

According to a document from the ministry, many accidents at work have recently occurred at construction projects such as traffic and hydropower.

The ministry has proposed provincial and municipal people’s committees to intensify inspection over how execution units obey labor safety and hygiene regulations. They should pay attention to works adjacent to residential areas and traffic roads.

Violations will be publicly announced on the media.

On March 25, a 20m high iron scaffold collapsed on the construction site of Formosa steel complex in Ky Anh district, the north central province of Ha Tinh. The accident killed 13 and injured 29 people.

By Duong Quang – Translated by Hai Mien

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