The worker fell due to a landslide from the bank of the stream. Photo: Mining Press Agency

One of its staff Waritza mining projectMorona died this Monday, May 16, 2022, while performing work in Santiago. Geology Assistant. This information has been informed by the company Lowell Mineral Exploration Ecuador SAA subsidiary of Solaris Resources Inc., which is implementing the project.

According to Lowell’s initial report, Accident It happened during a day of the team of personnel nominated for trail maintenance. Staff Have fallen victim Due to a landslide from the bank of a stream located one hour and 30 minutes away from Antza camp. For this reason Death of an employee Immediately on Monday, May 16, an emergency occurred at approximately 2:00 p.m.

Upon learning of the incident, the company immediately activates it Emergency protocol And a rescue team, paramedics and physical and industrial safety personnel were dispatched to the scene of the accident. However, medical staff found that the victim, a resident of Puerto Morona (Morona Santiago), had no significant symptoms.

The organization then informs the concerned authorities National Police According to a statement from Lowell, to run the relevant legal process.

The company decided to suspend him immediately Operation To deeply assess the events that took place throughout the Warintza project. It is producing more detailed reports on occupational health and safety, he added.

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