It’s been four days since line 60 — one of the most important bus lines in Buenos Aires because it travels more than 100 kilometers from Constitución to northern Greater Buenos Aires — has been out of service, affecting the approximately 250,000 passengers who take it daily.
Bus drivers are demanding more safety measures from the company after a mechanic was crushed to death by a bus on Friday morning while he was doing maintenance work. David Ramallo, 35, died at Penna Hospital a few hours later.
“No one is taking responsibility for what happened,” line 60 union representative Néstor Marcolín told Infobae.
The bus drivers explained they are striking because they had been warning for a long time that the pulleys used to keep buses hoisted were not safe. “Despite our warnings, the company did not take action on the matter,” the drivers said.
Bus drivers apologized to passengers, explaining they are on strike because of the death of a co-worker.