Santa Cruz Mine, Argentina: 800 evacuated, 60 injured in food poisoning episode

Posted on February 7, 2013 • Filed under: Argentina, Latin America Health, Latin America Mining reportedWith Crash site San Jose Green Eggs and total work stoppage, the staff of Minera Santa Cruz in Perito Moreno tries to draw public attention to a mass poisoning suffered, but until when the source has been reported that resulted in the serious incident. As usual in these cases, the company does not respond and the provincial government did not properly inform the public, only through a brief statement. A union meeting the province and forced the company to evacuate all staff to determine the etiology of the phenomenon: water, food or other unknown factor.

Over sixty intoxicated at the site of San José gold and silver-Huevos Verdes, 50 Kms from Perito Moreno, forced the provincial authorities to send a medical corps and the mining company, Minera Santa Cruz, to take the precautions to solve a problem that has become nothing more and nothing less than the realization of what many years reported in IPOs: the low health and safety conditions at work that meet more than 800 people, mostly belonging to other provinces and neighboring countries. Read Article

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