Around 40 employees working at Vonammy Cambodia Garment Co. Ltd. fainted all of sudden owing to poor ventilation.
Sadly, a lot of workers met with the same fate the very next day, increasing the number to 100. The victims were immediately rushed to hospital, where a lot of them are still recovering.
The workers were given time off after it was found that dirty exhaust fans inside the factory premises deprived workers of oxygen as a result of which many of them fainted.
Meanwhile, the management has assured to look into the issue and improve ventilation.
According to the figures released from National Social Security Fund, cases of fainting were reported from 11 factories in 2019, which is a 60 per cent fall from what it was in 2018, when cases were reported from 17 garment units.