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'Three deaths every day': Labour safety under construction in India

As many as 3,331 deaths were recorded between 2018 and 2020, but only 14 people were imprisoned for offences under the Factories Act, 1948, during the same period, reveals data

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India passed the occupational safety and health law reforms in 2020, but experts say the new OSH Code is less stringent than the Factories Act, 1948, which currently covers labour welfare and safety.

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
Between 2017 and 2020, three people died and 11 were injured each day, on average, due to accidents in India’s registered factories, per the Ministry of Labour & Employment’s Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI) in November 2022 through a Right to Information request issued by IndiaSpend.

As many as 3,331 deaths were recorded between 2018 and 2020, but only 14 people were imprisoned for offences under the Factories Act, 1948, during the same period, reveals data.

DGFASLI collects occupational safety and health (OSH) statistics from state chief inspectors of factories and directors of industrial safety and

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First Published: Jan 29 2023 | 10:23 PM IST

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