Since 2006 there have been warnings about subhuman conditions in the minesdenounced the Society of Jesus in Mexico after the coal pit collapse in Coahuila who left 10 miners trapped.
“We pray for the miners to be rescued alive,” they said in a statement.
The Jesuits warned that since 2006, when 65 miners were trapped in Shell Pasta, “the subhuman conditions of these work centers” have been warned, without any government taking action.
“Family Pasta de Conchos they have been demanding for 16 years non-repetition measures and their appeals they have not been heardyes”, they stressed.
This Wednesday a coal pit located in the community of Villa de Agujita, in the municipality of Sabinas, Coahuila, collapsed, leaving 10 miners trapped 60 meters deep. Also, five who managed to get out sustained injuries.
The collapse occurred after excavation workers at the mine coincided with a underground river, which caused the mining conduit to flood and collapse.
A team of six divers of the special forces was sent to support the rescue. For his part, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador instructed the heads of the National Water Commission, Pemex, and the Federal Electricity Commission to immediately send water pumps to extract the liquid.
Given this, the Pasta de Conchos Family Organization denounced that they need inspections and the workers are unprotectedTherefore, the “structural conditions” that caused the events in 2006 “have not been reversed.”
He pointed out that the collapse in Coahuila occurred because they did not take into account security measures, among other precautions.
📍 [1/5] Today’s incident in the coal mine in the municipality of Sabinas, Coahuila shows that the structural conditions that caused the events of #PastaDeConchos in 2006 they have not been reversed.
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– PastadeConchos (@PASTADECONCHOS) August 4, 2022
After the events, the Ministry of Labor maintained that has not received complaints about anomalies in the mine of coal began to operate in January of this year.
However, the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) issued a recommendation on December 9, 2018 in which he warned about the risk posed by watercourses modified by the mining industryboth for workers and for residential areas.
The recommendation focused on mining activities in the communities of Cloete and Agujita, where is the mine shaft that collapsed.