HAVANA, May 18th The Canadian company Sherritt International Corporation reported the death of a worker at the mixed company that operates the nickel plus cobalt mine in Moa, Holguín, less than a month after the death of another employee due to an accident.
According to a statement released by Sherritt on Wednesday, the recently deceased worker succumbed to injuries he sustained when he fell from a fixed ladder.
“This incident has been a heartbreaking event that underscores the importance of maintaining a strong safety culture throughout our operations,” Sherritt President and CEO Leon Binedell said, according to the statement.
“With our Cuban partners, we are implementing immediate measures to strengthen our focus on security at Moa, as the safety and well-being of our employees’ workers remain our priority.
We are fully committed to taking any steps necessary to strengthen and maintain a safe work environment for everyone,” added Binedell, who also expressed his condolences to the relatives and colleagues of the deceased worker, about whom the statement did not offer any details.
The company assured that it had launched an investigation and was working with the Cuban authorities to determine the causes of the accident, which is the second reported by the company in less than a month resulting in a fatality.
Last April, another company worker was killed in a vehicle-related accident. At that time, in a statement similar to the one published this Wednesday, Binedell also stated that Sherritt’s priority was “the safety and well-being” of its employees and that they worked hard to avoid accidents.