Authorities Suspend Condominium Construction

Arguing that breaches of occupational safety standards were detected, authorities in El Salvador decided to temporarily suspend the construction of the residential tower called "Condominios 105."

Monday, January 13, 2020

The suspended work consists of the construction of a 15-level apartment tower, which is in San Salvador at Paseo General Escalon and 105 Avenida Sur.

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From the Ministry of Labor's statement:

San Salvador, Friday, January 10, 2020. As part of the inspection plan in the construction work sites, serious violations were detected in the construction "Condominiums 105" so the Minister of Labor, Rolando Castro, based on the Law ordered the temporary closure of the referred place.

The preventive procedure is aimed at safeguarding the safety of workers, the recent precedent is the death of five workers in construction sites, so the official urged employers to comply with labor laws and prevent more deaths.

During the inspection, it was found that the workers do not have personal protection equipment, and the equipment they use is not appropriate.

All their benefits will be up to date, the official guaranteed the staff by informing them of the closure, he also detailed that the company responsible is the same one involved in the background of the deceased workers.

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