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A fisherman holding up his fishing net, Bangladesh


2nd prize
Photographer: Shoeb Faruquee - Chittagong, Bangladesh

Agriculture, fisheries, construction and mining are the most dangerous sectors of economic activity, with high risks of occupational hazards. Every year, more than 3 million people die from occupational diseases and injuries. This fisherman in Bangladesh has lost his right forearm, but despite his physical impairment, he is still able to work.

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