Ecuador: miner dies in 60 meter fall into tunnel

Posted on August 29, 2012 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Mining

At 08:30 on Tuesday resulted in the death of the miner Darwin Medardo Vera Vera, 28, after falling into a sinkhole where timber placement performed in the galleries of the mine Jorupe Alto, located in the district of El Castillo Canton Zaruma.

Vera’s colleagues explained that the man was making a work of woodwork inside the tunnel when apparently fell off a rock, so he tried to avoid the subject, but his attempt fell into a pit of about 60 meters and died instantly. Read Article

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