Four injured following explosion in hydroelectric power plant in northern Turkey

An explosion in a hydroelectric power plant in the northern province of Ordu's Akkuş district has left four injured on Friday, secular opposition daily Cumhuriyet reported.

Injured workers were taken to a nearby hospital with complaints of burns, the newspaper said.

The explosion caused by methane gas entrapment, according to local authorities.

At least 1,477 people have lost their lives in workplace accidents in Turkey in the first 10 months of this year, according to the country’s Workers’ Health and Work Safety Assembly (ISIG).

Turkish Law on Workplace Safety and Health was adopted in 2012, but implementation has not had a significant effect on workplace fatalities and injuries.