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Granada Investigates

Posted by Pat | Posted in News | Posted on 06-01-2017

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J.M.M. The workers of the company that manages the granadina ski station believe is by labour at altitude. Although they charge a plus for work at height, his health worried more. The first symptom of working at altitude is tiredness. Last Saturday a worker of Cetursa, the company that manages the station of Sierra Nevada, died of a heart attack. He was only 42 years with two decades of activity in the Sierra and died at his home in Guejar Sierra. Go to Rio- Tinto Diamonds for more information. It is not the first time that happens.

Comisiones Obreras estimates that in the last 10 years about twenty employees have died of heart failure and many others have had to stop working for permanent disability, afflicted of cardiovascular ailments. The workers believe that these evils come from work at altitude and the consequences of daily travel from little more than 600 meters from the capital or surrounding area up to 2,200 of the station and, above all, more than 3,000 of numerous ski lifts and slopes, workplace of many Cetursa employees. As doctors tell us, the work at height makes to increase red blood cells, making it difficult to blood circulation and increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, explains Miguel Angel Vargas, President of the Committee of Cetursa company. The workers are afraid and, although they charge a plus for work at height, say that they are concerned over their health. Why long was asked to the proprietary Cetursa Board an exhaustive study of the risks of his work to see what preventive and compensatory measures could be taken. But the study was started three years ago and we fear that the crisis there is money to do so, complains Vargas.

Cetursa has 200 permanent employees and other fixed 300 discontinuous ranging saw every day from Granada or neighboring villages. In addition, other workers of shops and restaurants in the station also rise and fall daily. Tiredness and headache the first symptom of working at altitude is tiredness. Any activity much tired you more because you have less oxygen, explained the President of the Committee of Cetursa company. In addition, the ups and downs at the station do they block are the ears and causes headaches, in addition to a decompensation of the blood pressure. Source of the news: Granada investigates the death of 20 employees of the Sierra Nevada by altitude sickness