Source: Fatal accident in Granada: Unions will denounce the accident…
Found on: 2022-06-23 07:08:31
They have demanded more training for workers in this sector insofar as “knowledge of the machinery is essential to avoid accidents like that of this employee”
IDEAL Thursday, June 23, 2022, 12:58
The CCOO and UGT unions will report to the Prosecutor’s Office and the Provincial Labor Inspection the work accident in which a 24-year-old man lost his life this past Wednesday when the fruit tractor he was driving in Benamaurel (Granada) overturned on a dirt road near the GR-9108 road, to investigate whether there was a lack of security measures.
The unions have supported this Thursday a concentration of five minutes of silence in front of the union building in protest for what is already the fifth fatal accident in the pit so far this year in the province of Granada and have stressed that death by rollover of agricultural machinery is the main cause of occupational mortality in the field. For this reason, they have demanded more training for workers in this sector insofar as “knowledge of the machinery is essential to avoid accidents such as that of this employee”.
This has been stated by the general secretary of the Federation of Industry, Construction and Agriculture (FICA) of UGT Granada, Francisco Ruiz Ruano, after showing his condolences to the family and relatives of the young man. Along with this, he has considered necessary a renewal of the mobile fleet of this type of agricultural machinery, given that some vehicles are very outdated and the most modern have different security systems that could prevent this type of accident.
In this sense, he has warned that tractors, in order to comply with current regulations on occupational risk prevention, must incorporate roll-over bars and systems, as well as systems for fixing the worker to the vehicle.
Gloria Aguilera, a member of the executive commission of the Provincial Union of CCOO Granada, has spoken in the same vein, insisting that there is still a lot of machinery without a cabin or anti-tip system that ends up being a death trap for those who use them without protection and who lose their lives after being thrown or trapped by the driver, in the event of a rollover.
In his opinion, it is vital to carry out campaigns to promote training in this sector, a proposal that the CCOO is going to transfer to the next provincial commission for the Prevention of Occupational Risks; He has called for awareness of this type of accident, which usually occurs in self-employed workers, and has called for more aid for the renovation of machinery, as well as for anti-tip systems.