The Chinese traffic cop, 55, collapses and dies after 24 hours of work without a break
- Agent Jiang Ruihua was found collapsed in his office on Wednesday morning
- He suffered from a sudden brain haemorrhage and was declared dead in the hospital
- Case calls for calls for better labor legislation to tackle culture of overload
Kelsey Cheng for mailonline
A 55-year-old traffic policeman has died after 24 hours of work without rest in central China.
Officer Jiang Ruihua suffered a sudden cerebral haemorrhage and was found Wednesday morning by his colleague in his office. He was later declared dead in the hospital in Chongqing.
The case, which was much discussed on the Chinese social media, led to calls for better labor regulations to address the increasing number of deaths from overload.
Officer Jiang Ruihua (photo) suffered from a sudden brain haemorrhage and was found collapsed in his office on Wednesday morning. He was later declared dead in the hospital in Chongqing
Officer Jiang had worked without a break in the 24 hours prior to his death
Officer Jiang had worked without a break in the 24 hours prior to his death, according to the China News.
One of his colleagues, Dai Jun, told reporters that he opened Jiang's office door to watch him at about 6:40 am because Jiang had missed the start of his service. Dai found him unconscious on the ground in his uniform and warned emergency services.
Jiang joined the police in February 1986 and was twice awarded the "Best Traffic Officer & # 39 ;, according to Chongqing Daily.
Jiang joined the police in February 1986 and received twice the title Best Traffic Officer & # 39;
The police of Chongqing has placed an obituary from officer Jiang on his Weibo account
"After working 24 hours in a row, Agent Jiang Ruihua was about to get out of his office and manage traffic in the morning rush hour when he had a cerebral hemorrhage and collapsed & # 39 ;, reported the Chongqing Police Station an obituary on Weibo.
Despite efforts to save him, he was declared dead in the hospital. He was 55 years old. Rest in peace, comrade, "added the statement.
& # 39; An officer died due to overload. There is nothing to be proud of. The police are responsible for the death of the man, & # 39; noticed one user.
& # 39; Why do not you talk about the problem, rather than the so-called & # 39; hard-working & # 39; promote behavior? & # 39; another said.
& # 39; Set laws to protect the rights of our policemen & # 39 ;, said a man. & # 39; Nobody should work 24 hours in a row. & # 39;
Approximately 600,000 Chinese people die every year according to China Daily.
The dead could be blamed on fierce competition that forced people to work long hours of income and promotion with impunity, according to CCTV.
Dr. Zhao is in the hospital in Shanxi, China, while her mother says good-bye to her
Approximately 600,000 Chinese people die every year according to China Daily
At the same time, the lack of legal protection has often put workers' health at risk.
Working hours can not be longer than eight hours a day and 44 hours a week, as the labor law stipulates, but in many companies those who do not work overtime are considered lazy.
In December 2017, a 43-year-old doctor, Zhao Bianxiang, from Shanxi Province died of a stroke after 18 hours of non-stop working in a hospital.
A colleague from dr. Zhao told reporters that she started working at 6:00 pm on December 28, and went around midnight in an outpatient clinic before she went to check the hospital departments. She had not had a break and dropped out at 12 o'clock the next day.