The situation occurred at dawn on October 7 when a civil engineer in mines, chief of duty of the Garnet Mine Garnate, was conducting a surveillance round at the site and fell off a cliff.
At the site of the accident came first Carabineros with its officials specialized in rescue, in order to recover the body, and then the local prosecutor, Luis Miranda, was constituted to investigate the fact and causes of the accident.
#Atacama: Carabineros Gope along with rescue personnel, had to perform hard work in the Garnet Mine of Pucobre, to rescue the body of the deceased worker, after falling this morning of a height of 80 meters, when he performs his own duties. pic.twitter.com/sdVNpzeKa6
– Carabineros Atacama Region (@CarabIIIRegion) October 7, 2019
Mining represents about 10% of Chile's Gross Domestic Product and copper constitutes about half of the country's exports.