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99 fatalities at eight Sensex companies that employ 880,000 in FY17

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Source: Sustainability reports, #Tata Motors FY17 data is from annual report *Fatalities data for Coal India is for calendar year 2016, 2015 ** ITC's reported one fatality for FY17, and one of the two reported in FY16 involved a service provider's e
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Source: Sustainability reports, #Tata Motors FY17 data is from annual report *Fatalities data for Coal India is for calendar year 2016, 2015 ** ITC's reported one fatality for FY17, and one of the two reported in FY16 involved a service provider's e

Amritha Pillay Mumbai
The sustainability reports submitted by some of India’s largest companies throw light on the safety standards at Indian companies, as well as on the number of fatalities.

Eight of the 30 companies in the BSE Sensex that shared data on fatalities for the past two financial years reported 99 fatalities in 2016-17 vs 86 the previous year.

These lives were lost due to industrial accidents at manufacturing facilities. Fatalities owing to road accidents were also excluded from the count. These eight companies together employed about 880,000 employees in the past financial year.

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First Published: Apr 30 2018 | 9:31 PM IST

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