High cost of hurrying

Rush to deliver projects, inadequate control measures cited as to why safety standards fall

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Work. That is all Hasan (not his real name) has known since the company where he labours, loading and unloading goods, was allowed to reopen following Covid-19 lockdowns two years ago.

His workday starts at 7.45am and officially ends at 6.15pm, but sometimes it stretches past midnight as he has to put in overtime.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 15, 2022, with the headline High cost of hurrying. Subscribe