Police in Por Senchey district said yesterday they would not investigate the death of a garment worker in hospital because the cause of death was disease.
District police chief Yim Saran said that on Thursday garment worker Meas Srey Leak, 22, fainted at the Yangjin Cambodia garment factory in Kambol commune and was sent to hospital.
He said the hospital had confirmed that she died due to disease, not from working overtime as some people had alleged.
Kong Sokunthea, an administration official at Yangjin, could not be reach for comment yesterday.
According to a National Social Security Fund report, the number of garment workers who fainted in the first half of year rose by 39 percent, or 117 workers.
“The causes of garment workers fainting, through the working group’s observations, include four major factors, including 50 percent due to psychological issues, 31 percent due to physical problems, 13 percent due to chemical problems and 6 percent due to biological problems,” the report said