A worker identified as Cristiano Cunha da Costa, aged 32, died in the early hours of this Friday (02) at the Hospital Regional de Sorriso (397 km from Cuiabá). Cristiano was the victim of a work accident yesterday afternoon (1st), at the construction site of the new headquarters of the Gente Sabida Municipal School, in the Flor do Cerrado neighborhood.
The worker was rescued by the Fire Department and taken to emergency medical care after a sinkhole collapsed. The work is carried out by an outsourced company, which offered all personal protective equipment (PPE).
Cristiano’s body will be transferred to Maranhão, where the wake and burial will take place.
In a statement, the city council regretted what happened. “The Municipal Administration, in the same way that it expresses its regret, also reinforces its gratitude to Cristiano, for the valuable work he had been carrying out in the Municipality, and equally expresses its recognition to all the workers who, day in and day out, help to build schools, units health center and other buildings that serve the population of Smile”, says an excerpt from the statement.