Let us be clear, 32 is still 32 too many. But still, the figure of 32 fatalities from accidents in the Peru mining industry in 2014 is a clear improvement on what we’ve seen before. A stat that should be lauded and marked improvement that should be further encouraged.
However let’s also note a couple of the worst offenders last year, as Buenaventura (BVN) saw five deaths at their mines, Milpo saw four deaths and Southern Copper (SCCO) saw three deaths. Hopefully a bit of name’n’shame will get those three to buck up their ideas. Data from here.