Losing your fingers as a cost of the job: Automobile workers in Manesar, India

Author: Annabel Short, Deputy Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 30 March 2017

Original publication date: 24 Mar 2017

The industrial belt of Manesar, near New Delhi in India, is a hub for the country’s growing automobile industry.  The sector provides economic opportunity for many workers, who migrate from other states.  

However each year, thousands of auto workers in Manesar alone lose their hands or fingers on the job...

...Several tiers of the supply chain are concentrated in Manesar, from the assembly lines of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)s like Maruti Suzuki, Hero and Honda, down through tiers one, two and three of sub-contractors...

Related companies: Hero MotorCorp Honda Maruti Suzuki (part of Suzuki)