THE Guardia Civil have arrested a businessman in Jaén, Spain, for crimes against workers’ rights after he fled when one of his employees suffered a fatal heart attack.
As reported by the police, the 31-year-old worker went into cardiac arrest as he was tending to an olive harvest on a farm in Pozo Alcón owned by the businessman. The 34-year-old businessman then dumped the worker, who had already been dead for several hours, in front of a local hospital and fled from the scene.
Sources close to the investigation indicate that the worker was an illegal immigrant from Moroccco and the businessman was fearful of the repercussions that would follow if it was found out that he had employed individuals without the right to work in Spain.
However, another worker from the farm came forward to explain who the dead man was which has led to the Guardia Civil proceeding to arrest the businessman on Monday, December 16, for crime’s against workers rights.