2014 Feature Single Image - First Place
By Probal Rashid - Electricians are working on a wire above the ground without any safety measures in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 14 May 2014. All linemen, especially those who deal with live electrical apparatus should use personal protective equipment as protection against inadvertent contact. Most of the times in Bangladesh electricians work without any safety measures like rubber gloves, rubber sleeves, bucket liners and protective blankets etc. According to the Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS), 7,199 workers were killed and 17,138 were injured in workplace accident and violence in the last 10 years. Between January and December 2013, at least 1,912 workers were killed and 5,738 were injured.