When Carlos looked, “the machine was already engulfing his cousin’s legs.” The legs of Xavi, 19, who died while working at the CIDAC factory, in Cornellà de Llobregat, on April 30. The moment described by one of the young man’s relatives is not only terrible, but it should not have happened. “The machine did not stop, as it should happen in an accident. It would have to have security measures to stop it,” explains Elías Franco, the family’s lawyer, who denounces the responsibility of the company in the boy’s death. Several unions, such as CGT, UGT and Intersindical, have initiated mobilizations against CIDAC due to the death of the worker and against the lack of security in many companies that causes workplace accidents and, in the worst cases, preventable deaths.
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