This afternoon a worker of the company Ukitig Oy (Patolmax SA), sub-contracted by Andritz and working at the construction of Montes del Plata&rsquos pulp mill in Punta Pereira, passed away after falling a height of 11 meters.
The 47-year-old worker, Mario Andrezejuk,  was immediately treated by the on-site medical team of the Hospital Evangélico, derived to the local hospital of Colonia and subsequently to Orameco Clinic, where he passed away.
The causes of the accident are under investigation.
We deeply regret this fatal accident and we reaffirm that safety is a priority in which all actors involved in the construction of the mill contractors, workers, unions and authorities have been working and will continue doing so intensively.
Works have been stopped until Thursday 31st  January.