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Brazilian cane cutter died from working 70 days without break
2 June 2007
After analyzing the working conditions of sugar-cane cutter Juraci Barbosa, 39, who died on June 29, 2006, the Brazilian government’s Public Ministry of Labor concluded that before dropping dead, Juraci had worked 70 days without a break, between April 15 and June 26 of that year.
Moreover, in the days preceding his death, he had cut a volume of cane that substantially surpassed the daily average of 10 tons.
João Amâncio Batista, the doctor who evaluated all of the documents presented by Juraci’s employer, the San Jose sugar mill, told the Brazilian daily Folha de São Paulo that one fact caught his attention.
“On the 28th of June, one day before his death, he cut 17.4 tons of cane,” the doctor said.
But this was by no means the only day that Juraci was exposed to a tremendously intense level of labor.
The doctor noted that “on April 21, he managed to cut 24.6 tons!”
The conclusions of the ministry and the occupational health doctor confirm the observations made by a researcher at the State University of São Paulo (UNESP) that “there is a direct relation between the deaths and the increase in productivity.”
Sugarcane in Cuba: here.
Brazilian agriculture and climate change: here.
Big sugar corporations here.