Six workers at foreign-owned enterprise hospitalized of exhaustion

VietNamNet Bridge – At midnight, six workers in a garment company in Da Nang city was hospitalized for emergency. The authorities determined that they had to work 17 hours per day.

At 2 pm on September 7, many garment workers of the Vietnam Knitwear Company (based in Hoa Khanh Industrial Zone, Lien Chieu District) panicked when seeing many people fainted.

Nearly an hour later, six workers were taken to the hospital of Lien Chieu District for emergency.

Mr. Nguyen Trong, deputy chief inspector of the Da Nang Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs said the workers were fainted from exhaustion while working not because of illness or suffocation.

"Workers were forced to work overtime totaling 17 hours per day while the law only allows a maximum of 12 working hours per day. The Vietnam Knitwear Company will be fined for forcing workers to work exceeded the prescribed hours," Trong said.

The official said that when the authorities went to the company for inspection, workers said they were forced to work overtime. The Chinese Director showed cooperation and supported patients who were being treated at the hospital.

"By late this afternoon (September 8), 4 of 6 patients were discharged from the hospital. This is the first time Da Nang detected such a case. We will report this to the city government," said Trong.

M. Lan

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