Working as a construction worker or in the mines is probably one of the most dangerous jobs that anyone could do. Lives are at risk because there is so much electric work and other kinds of dangers that if not careful, someone could get injured.
Yet imagine that you are working in the mines one minute and suddenly the rocks begin to shake and next thing you know, you are trapped between multiple layers of rocks, with maybe, no way out. What then?
The mine area that is of concern is in southern Honduras at a Wildcat Gold Mine. The workers were searching for gold when part of the mine collapsed trapping workers.
Eight of the mine workers were rescued through rescue crew efforts, yet the remaining near dozen are still trapped. Traditional shovels and picks helped to reach the workers and not heavy machinery, like many would first think of doing. The reason for this is because the mine “is unstable and could further collapse”–ultimately making the problem even worse.
This is an issue here because when you go to any job, an expectation from you would be that you are safe and that your team will help you out when needed. Lives are at risk for the mine workers. Yet, action is being taking and the rescue crews are working as quickly as possible to free the remaining mine workers. For something like this, more than just the news shares this. Films are another way to illustrate the severity of the issue. Further, with the digital world, a new app has been recently created to keep tabs on the workers and unfortunately, how many have passed away.