|Over 400 workers of the mining company Gold Barick are poisoned in Cotuí|
by Andres Vasquez, Ricardo Santana, Listin Diario
March 15th, 2010
More than 400 workers from the mining company Barrick Gold to make preparations to exploit a gold mine at Pueblo Viejo, Cotuí, today became intoxicated by inhaling a chemical, yet unspecified by doctors or executives mining.
The intoxicated were taken to Guadalupe Nunez and clinics, public hospital Cotuí Immaculate Conception, as well as health centers in San Francisco de Macoris, Bonao, Santiago, La Vega and Maimon.
Due to high toxic effects of many of the workers, medical staff and paramedics who treat them was equipped with masks.
He said workers began to feel faint, vomit, headache and other symptoms.
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