On 16 July, 16-year-old Giorgi Beshkenadze plunged to his death at a construction site in Tbilisi. He is one of more than 400 workers in Georgia who have died in work-related accidents since 2011. We try to understand why.
Dato Parulava is a journalist and former staff writer at OC Media. He’s interested in human rights, with a focus on minority rights and Georgia’s EU integration process, and is currently studying an MA in European Studies at Lund University with funding from the Swedish Institute.
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