Cause of death: “heart attack”, “stroke”. In hundreds of thousands of cases, that reason is missing the real cause: working long hours. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) have presented this week an unpublished investigation that puts figures for the first time on deaths in the world due to long working hours. In 2016, working hours of 55 or more hours per week caused 745,000 deaths from strokes and ischemic heart disease, a figure 29% higher than in 2000.
His name was Xavi and he died at the age of 19 while working