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12 Jul 2019


Armenia: Authorities investigate compliance with safety regulations after 6 accidents at Agarak copper-molybdenum combine in 5 months

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[Translation prepared by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]

6 accidents happened at the Agarak copper-molybdenum combine in 5 months, 12 July 2019

From January to May...6 accidents occurred at Agarak Copper-Molybdenum Combine CJSC, as a result of which the company’s employees received varying degrees of injuries. This is mentioned in a statement by the Health and Labor Inspection Authority of Armenia. “In order to determine compliance with the mandatory requirements established by the legislation of the Republic of Armenia on protecting the health and ensuring the safety of employees of Agarak Copper-Molybdenum Combine CJSC, by decision of the head of the inspection body dated 2 July 2019, administrative proceedings were initiated, within the framework of which an inspection is currently being carried out at the company”, says the statement.