Over 500 scarred for life in Gurgaon-Faridabad cluster



a man standing in front of a building: The ugly side of automobile industry: Over 500 scarred for life in Gurgaon-Faridabad cluster


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The ugly side of automobile industry: Over 500 scarred for life in Gurgaon-Faridabad cluster

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • 504 workers injured in automobile cluster around Delhi that produces nearly 40% of cars and two-wheelers in India
  • 70% of the workers suffered irreparable damage losing either hands or fingers. Just one machine-power press accounts for 59% of them 
  • For a 4-year period, numbers swell to 1,873 injured. No such data collated in other clusters in Pune and Chennai so the overall numbers for the industry are likely to be much higher
  • 95% of the injured worked in supply chain of the three big companies in the region- Maruti Suzuki, Hero MotorCorp and Honda

If you are a car or a two-wheeler user in India, there are high chances somebody lost a limb while that vehicle was being made. In what exposes the soft underbelly of one of world’s largest

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