The outrage in Tacna is palpable after the death of two employees related to Claro Peru. The National Superintendency of Labor Supervision (Sunafil), entity in charge of ensuring compliance with labor, social, safety and health laws, has warned about possible negligence on the part of the telephone company that would have caused the death of Billy Jack Shaler Mejía and Miguel Rodríguez, during a registered fire last Monday.
The first reports compiled by the local radio station Radio Uno, around 5:00 pm, indicate that an incident occurred that began with an explosion inside an old single-story building. This property was used as a “mini power plant” by the contractor CICSA, belonging to the company América Móvil Perú (Claro). The scene of the incident is located on Zela Street, in the center of Tacna.
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The neighbors were quickly alerted by the cries for help, and according to their testimonies to local media, both citizens were trapped in the flames of the fire.
Despite the continuous efforts of citizens, the Police and three fire companies, which arrived at the scene with four water units and an ambulance, the door of the establishment could not open in time.
Claro affirms its willingness to collaborate fully in the investigations
After the incident, América Móvil Perú – CLARO issued a statement confirming that the deceased workers were employed by its contractor CICSA. In addition, they assured that they are taking the necessary measures to provide support to family members and offer any additional assistance they may need in these difficult times.
The company also indicated that they will make themselves available to the authorities to collaborate in ongoing investigations, with the aim of clarifying the circumstances of the unfortunate deaths.
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