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Fatal accident at the Roman mine in Arboleas

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Fatal accident at the Roman mine in Arboleas

A tragic accident at work occurred after half past ten this Thursday morning at the entrance to the Roman mine of the espejuelo located in the area of Limaria in the municipality of Arboleas.

As the mayor of Arboleas, Cristóbal García, told La Comarca Noticias, “as we want to open the mine in February, I asked a small company from the municipality to carry out some small repairs, which took three days. When the work was finished, I asked them to clean the entrance, because there was loose earth. For reasons I don’t understand, two of the workers apparently began to chop with a compressor on a slope from where a slab broke off and hit one of the workers, who unfortunately lost his life”.

Fatal accident at the Roman mine in Arboleas
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García stresses that the action that the worker was carrying out “was not part of the work that they had been entrusted with”, so he does not understand how they began to chop a part of the roof of the mine, which is not protected with metal as is the entrance to this important site of ‘lapis specularis’ or mirrors, dating from Roman times and that for years the Arboleas Town Hall has been working on its conditioning to put it in value as a tourist resource for visitors.

The deceased is a 46-year-old man of Colombian origin. Firefighters, Guardia Civil and 061 personnel were mobilised to the scene.

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