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The carrier who suffered a cargo in Arrasate dies: "We are suffering a sharp increase in accidents at work"

  • LAB reports that the seriously injured worker died on Tuesday 14 March following a drop in cargo during the transportation of material. Eighteen people have already died working since the beginning of the year, according to the union, and has highlighted the "sharp rise" in occupational accidents. They will mobilize to denounce death.
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10 April 2024 - 10:38
Last updated: 11:38

A new death among workers, once again in the transport sector. On 14 March, a 25-year-old worker from the TKV Group, Orixol Transportes, who transported material for the cooperative Fagor Ederlan, was seriously injured when the load fell. LAB reports that Tuesday died "as a result of serious injuries by accident".

The union shows solidarity with the relatives and friends of the deceased and recalls that eighteen workers have died since the beginning of the year. But this figure is no coincidence: "We are suffering a sharp increase in minor and serious occupational accidents," explains LAB.

Carriers working without intermediaries

It is also no coincidence that death has occurred in the transport sector, as it is one of the sectors that suffer the most serious and fatal accidents: "Workers in this sector, in addition to the traumatic traffic, suffer the most cardiovascular problems, and the occupational factors have a great influence", explains the union.

Transport workers are more at risk, such as those in loading and unloading procedures, "even if they do not apply"

In addition, transport workers have more risks, such as those in loading and unloading procedures, "even if they do not have this job". LAB has ensured that in many companies this safety standard is not respected and work is left to the carrier, although it has no means.

According to the ESK union, 1,044 workers have died since 2008, "looking across institutions without taking action".

Mobilisation

The interunion group formed by the unions LAB, ESK, STEILAS, Hiru and EHNE-Etxalde to report the death of Arrasate has announced mobilizations.

Representatives of TKV workers also met at the time of the accident called by LAB and ELA. On that occasion they denounced to the TKV Directorate that new preventive and security measures have been called for on numerous occasions.


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