Panama, Nov 22 (EFE) .- The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reported today the death of a worker who last week suffered an accident during a maneuver in the new locks and since then he was admitted to a hospital center.
Osvaldo de la Espada had been working as a tugboat sailor on the water route for more than 24 years, and the week last one had an accident, of which no details are given, in the new locks of Agua Clara, on the Atlantic slope.
Local media have reported that the victim suffered a blow to the head during a maneuver at the Agua Clara locks last 16th.
"All the human resources of the Panama Canal express to Mr. De la Espada his wife, children and family. deep pain for this irreparable loss, "the ACP said in a statement.
The Canal Authority" will continue to provide assistance to their families during these difficult times, " added the institution that manages the water route.
The expansion of the canal, which opened in June last year and whose cost exceeds 5,600 million dollars, consists of a new lane to make way for the Neopanamax, ships with a capacity to transport up to 14,000 containers, triple the load that passes through the centenary road.