Twenty-one working steel mill owned by ArcelorMittal in the Mexican port city of Lazaro Cardenas, died from COVID-19, announced in Reuters, citing the Steelworkers.
According to Carlos Solorio, General Secretary of the local branch of trade Union of workers of mining and metallurgical industry, the death toll includes as staff members and worked for the company contractors and suppliers.
"All worked for the company ... Nine of the dead were members of a trade Union," he said Solorio to Reuters.
the Agency failed to get comments in ArcelorMittal.
According to the Union, April 21 registered fatal cases, and the workers probably contracted the virus outside of the plant, due to strict sanitary protocols adopted by the company.
With more than 385 000 confirmed cases and nearly 43 500 deaths as of Saturday, Mexico ranks fourth in the world in number of deaths from the coronavirus. According to official data, today in Lazaro Cardenas was 2 651 cases of infections and 139 deaths.
the Company Lakshmi Mittal in Mexico is facing in recent times with the problems in relations with local authorities. Due to the fact that the company supposedly had no municipal license to operate the equipment, and also due to issues on payment of taxes to property, plant ArcelorMittal in Lazaro Cardenas on Friday was partially blocked by law enforcement. However, the company indicates that it fulfils its obligations in addition to the fact that the municipal authorities are ignoring the amparo (protection of constitutional rights) granted to the Federal judge, against any attempts to force the closure of the company.