McDonald’s Peru: 12-hour shifts and death by electrocution
Following the death by electrocution of two young workers at a McDonald’s outlet in Lima, Peru on December 15, the general manager of the company’s franchises in the country has acknowledged that the beverage machine which killed the two was known to be faulty.
The two workers, Alexandra Porras (18), and Carlos Gabriel Campo (19), were fatally electrocuted while cleaning the kitchen. Alexandra Porras’ mother told the press that her daughter had been working 12-hour shifts, and that the company provided no training and no safety equipment such as boots and gloves.
McDonald’s franchises in Peru are exclusively operated by Arcos Dorados, McDonald’s largest global franchisee with over 2,140 outlets in Latin America and the Caribbean.