Report – Special correspondent
Indonesia’s National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has found serious human rights violations in the Freeport Big Gossan tunnel cave-in tragedy in the West Papua region that claimed the lives of 28 workers and injured 10 others.
“PT Freeport had the ability to prevent this from happening but didn’t,” Komnas HAM commissioner Natalius Pigai said as quoted by kompas.com
“The lack of effort jeopardised the lives of others. The gravity of this case is serious.”
He suggested that the government follow up the commission’s report by thoroughly investigating the incident to uncover any indications of negligence.
The Big Gossan training facility at Freeport’s Grasberg mine collapsed on May 14 last year, trapping 38 workers inside a tunnel during a safety course.
Source: Joyo News | The Jakarta Post