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(LEAD) Rescuers recover a body, trying to find two workers buried in a quarry – World News in Spanish

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YANGJU, South Korea, Jan. 29 (Yonhap) — Rescuers on Saturday discovered the body of a 28-year-old worker who was buried in a landslide at a quarry, fire department officials said. Rescue operations are underway to find the remaining two buried workers.

The accident happened at 10:08 am when they were digging holes for demolition work at the quarry in Yangju, Gyeonggi province, according to authorities.

Seven bulldozers were mobilized to find the buried workers, but rescue operations were hampered by large amounts of soil.

Authorities said they will mobilize more bulldozers for rescue operations.

The quarry is run by Sampyo, a manufacturer of construction materials, including remicon and aggregates.

Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum ordered officials to do their best to rescue the buried workers.

A workplace disaster law aimed at better protecting workers from industrial accidents went into effect Thursday.

Under the new law, owners and CEOs of companies with five or more employees can face a minimum sentence of one year in prison or a fine of up to 1 billion won (US$833,000) for serious workplace disasters.

Sampyo is expected to become the first company sanctioned by the law, according to the labor ministry.



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