Hue opens National Week of Fire Prevention 2014

National Week of Labor, Hygiene, Safety and Fire Prevention 2014 will be celebrated in Thua Thien Hue Province on March 16-23.

Maneuver of Safety - Fire Prevention(Photo: SGGP)

The aim of the celebration is to raise awareness and responsibility of employers and employees the importance of work safety, according to the Ministry of Labor Invalids and Social Affairs.

Last year there were 6,695 accidents in production factories causing 6,887 injuries and 627 deaths.

There was an increase of 10-21 percent injuries and deaths compared to 2012. Most accidents occurred in private companies, building projects and manufacturers.

In 2013, 2,700 fires occurred across the country causing 200 injuries and 100 deaths and damaging 900 hectares of forest costing VND 1,700, according to the Department of Fire Prevention.

By staff writer- Translated by Huyen Huong

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