Officials in Mazandaran report that workplace deaths in the province in the past year have increased by 19 percent.

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A report on Tuesday April 19 indicates that in the past Iranian calendar year, 95 people were killed in workplace accidents in Mazandaran, including seven Afghan nationals.

The majority of the deaths were reportedly in the construction sector, with falls from heights and electrocution being the most common fatal accidents.

Low safety standards are reportedly responsible for the high number of workplace accidents across the country. According to latest estimates, 10,000 people die from workplace accidents or diseases every year in Iran.