Chilean Miners Suing For Negligence

July 17, 2011 by staff 

Chilean Miners Suing For NegligenceChilean Miners Suing For Negligence, Thirty-one miners who endured 69 days trapped underground in a mine in northern Chile collapsed, is suing the government for negligence, and saying there was lack of security.

”We want what we’ve been in the bottom of the mine to be recognized. We are here to say that 31 of us wish that all our suffering and the suffering of our families, is recognized,”said the miner Luis Urzua.

A total of 33 miners trapped underground from August 5 to October 13 last year after a landslide in the San Jose gold and copper mine and were taken out from 700 meters underground.

Advertisement: Story continues below a lawyer filed the suit seeking and US540, 000 (and 507 185) in compensation for each of the miners. The miners claim that the National Geological and Mines Bureau had failed to conduct adequate inspections of mine safety and working conditions.

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