Julio de los Santos v. Arrozal 33

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December 29, 2017
Provisional judgment
Uruguay, Montevideo

Farm/rural workers
Julio de los Santos
Arrozal 33
Santiago Mirande

Social court
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To order the company Arrozal 33 to pay damages for exposing Julio de los Santos to toxic pesticides without providing adequate protection.
Labor Court of Montevideo, Uruguay

September 14, 2021
Confirms the link between the worker's health condition and exposure to the substances and orders the company to pay him 2 million pesos for moral damages and 200,000 pesos for future damages.
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Exposed for two years to pesticides and welding residues without adequate protection in his work in Arrozal 33, forger de los Santos suffers from hypersensitivity pneumonitis caused by "exposure to pesticides, chemicals and organic dust". He carries a disability of 87.91%. As a result of the complaint filed late 2017, the Labor Court of Montevideo concludes that "based on the analyzed evidence, there were acts and omissions of the company that imply non-compliance with safety and prevention standards," which determines that "there is responsibility in this regard" and orders the company to pay Julio de los Santos 2 million pesos for non-pecuniary damages and 200,000 pesos for consequential damages. On Sept. 30, 2021, Arrozal 33 files an appeal against the decision.