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29 June 2018, 23:36

Worker dies in sand quarry in Georgia

A tractor driver got buried under sand and stones in a quarry in Chiatura District of Georgia; he died on the spot, the police have reported.

The accident occurred on June 28. The 32-year-old man got employed to work in the quarry in the village of Darkveti, owned by a private company, about two weeks ago. During the collapse, he was in the tractor.

Rescuers took out his body after clearing the avalanche, the "Rustavi-2" TV Channel has stated.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on June 2, two miners perished in a coal mine in Tkibuli.

In March, the law on labour safety was adopted in Georgia; however, trade unionists state that it fails to meet international standards.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on June 29, 2018 at 19:43 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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