After the collapse on Saturday at Camp 4 of the Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric project, where 13 Ecuadorians and 3 Chinese citizens died, the workers decided yesterday to temporarily paralyze the work in the engine room.
One of them, Daniel Lescano, said that three days before the collapse, in which 13 died and 12 others were injured, several Chinese coworkers entered the reservoir, “and headed to the vertical well No. 1 to see the magnitude of the problem. You know what happened? nothing happened,” he questioned.
Delver Vera, Quality Control Engineer, indicated that the Labour Code and the Constitution are not respected and “are trampled as they want here,” he said.
Marcelo Reinoso, Administrative Assistant of the project, noted that the necessary rectification regarding working conditions shall be carried out. “They have to understand that this is a really big work, they have to understand that working underground involves many dangers,” he said.