Union’s dish blame after fourth workplace death in Almeria

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NO MORE DEATHS: Union members gather in Almeria capital in the wake of another workplace fatality. Photo Credit: Twitter / UGTalmeria

THE son of a worker crushed to death by a six-tonne generator witnessed the industrial park accident, the UGT union has revealed.

The 57-year-old Melilla born man became trapped beneath the generator at the Aljoroque industrial estate.

Emergency services were called to rescue the worker in Almeria town of Antas. Firefighters had to use a crane to free the victim’s dead body.

Yesterday (Wednesday) people gathered outside the capital’s union buildings to hold a minute’s silence organised by the UGT and CCOO’s trade unions.

It was the fourth workplace death in the province so far this year, putting Andalucia at the top of the ranking in  Spain.

These accidents are the “fault” of companies who don’t invest in prevention, Antonio Valdivieso, the CCOO’s provincial leader said.

His UGT counterpart, Carmen Vidal, said the situation was “very complicated” because the victim’s son was present when the generator fell on him.

Vidal placed blame on the state budget for not investing enough in accident prevention.

The investigation into the cause of the death is still ongoing.

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