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Mass fainting at Koh Kong factory

Ros Chanveasna / Khmer Times Share:
Workers are said to have fainted due to heat and lack of oxygen. Supplied

A group of 18 workers fainted in the early hours of Saturday at Yazaki factory in Koh Kong province.
Provincial police chief Somkhit Vien said the workers fainted at about 1am and were sent to the provincial referral hospital for treatment.
Mr Vien said the electricity supply to the Mondul Siema district factory had been cut off, but staff continued working and fainted due to a lack of oxygen and heat exhaustion.  
“A few workers fainted first, frightening those working around them and causing them to faint as well,” he said, adding that they had all now been discharged from hospital.
According to the National Social Security Fund’s annual report, the number of fainting cases rocketed in 2016, with more than 1,160 workers fainting at 18 factories. In 2015, only 646 workers fainted in 14 factories.
Cheav Bunrith, director of policy at the NSSF, previously said causes of fainting include workers’ mental states, poor nutrition, long hours and physical injuries.

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