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The victims in mining accidents each will be honored on February 16 (27/01/2016)

The February 16, 1893 killed 28 miners in an accident registered with Mary Ellen pit mine the unexpected.

It was the most tragic of many claims incurred in the mining hills during the development of the activity mainly from the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century.

The accident took well Maria Elena pages of national newspapers and even internationally as among the dead miners and engineers responsible for European nationality hired by the company that operated the mines were Mazarrón.

The numerous losses that date dismayed the people who lived with the constant threat of a new accident record.

Casualties continued to occur punishing families who had as support work in the mine produced, collected by the chroniclers, in precarious employment.

At fatalities they were added later deaths from related diseases such as silicosis, lung ailment that affected many miners.

More than a century later and 50 years after the cessation of the activity, neighbors and relatives of those killed or sickened by working at the mine asked the council to pay tribute to serve to remember those victims.

The proposal was presented and carried in full, on Tuesday, by the spokesmen of the government team.

Following discussion proposal was approved unanimously by all political groups.

Consequently, each February 16th a tribute was held at the source of mining at the connection of the avenue of mulberry trees with the start of the RMD-4.

The regular full month of January also approved unanimously, after amendments, the proposal of the Independent Municipal Group Mazarrón Union monitoring and enforcement of the Edict of organic agricultural waste burning and enabling ground for burning.

Another proposal approved by a majority was led by Heritage on the expansion of membership of centralized procurement system including Electric Supply.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón

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