ANNOUNCED TRAGEDY OF THE NEO-BARBARISM : WORKERS' SAFETY AND HEALTH AT JIRAU HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT (RO)
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The objective of this text is to analyze the problem of precariousness and overexploitation in work relations at Jirau Hydroelectric Power Plant, located in the city of Porto Velho (RO - Brazil), understanding it in the context of the development of the Brazilian capitalism under the New Developmentalism, where the Amazon is consolidated as the new national hydro-energy frontier. As a means for the analysis of this article, we will highlight the health and safety conditions of work during the construction of the establishment. We will take as a theoretical and methodological basis the Geography of Labour, the debate on safety and health at work, official documents of government agencies, interviews with union, workers and public agents.