Registered Firecracker Workers Victims Receive Compensation from BPJS Employment

By : Wiyanto Dan Aldo Bella Putra | Sunday, October 29 2017 - 18:00 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - BPJS Employment-BPJS Employment provides compensation to the victims of PT Panca Buana, which is a factory making fireworks in the Pergudangan Kosambi Complex, Kab. Tangerang.

Up to now, the death toll of the incident reached 47 people. Director of BPJS Manpower Agus Susanto said, "We also grieve over the disaster that befell PT Panca Buana and its workers and we also pray that the families left behind can be sincere and given fortitude" he said this weekend in Jakarta.

Agus also added his side continues to collect the information needed to immediately provide optimal service to the workers participating BPJS Employment who become victims in this disaster.

From the results of the search BPJS Employment, there are 27 workers of PT Panca Buana registered in the BPJS Employment program, where 3 people among them identified dead in the accident with the name: Naya Sunarya, Slamet Rahmat and Iyus Hermawan.

Among the identified participants who suffered burns on behalf of Asep Mulyan  currently have been treated at the Hospital Trauma Center (RSTC) Ciputra Hospital Cengkareng, with assistance from BPJS Employment until the intended employees recover completely and can work again.

BPJS Employment will provide compensation for death due to accident 48x wages reported to the heirs of the deceased. Meanwhile, for the victims treated, BPJS Employment will cover all medical costs according to medical needs and will also provide temporary unemployment benefit (STMB) of 100% wages during the first 6 months to the victim who is still in the process of treatment in lieu of loss of income in the condition of not can work.

Agus also ensures that as long as the factory workers are registered, they will get their rights and will be processed as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, Jakarta Headquarter of BPJS Jakarta Endro Sucahyono said, "Based on our review, PT Panca Buana is indicated by many daily casual laborers (BHL), so the data on the number of workers does not match the number of participants enrolled in BPJS Employment. It could be BHL workers are seasonal before the turn of the year to pursue production which is the highest selling moment for firecrackers."

Agus also appealed to all workers to ensure he was protected in the Employment BPJS program. "This disaster opened our eyes, there are still many workers who have not got their right to be protected by social security of labor, and hopefully this will not happen again in the future."

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