White limestone mining career in Egypt

• The white limestone mining career in Egypt

On the white limestone quarries in the Egyptian governorate of Minya employs workers in the arsenal are only homemade masks, ordinary sandals and rotary saws adapted for cutting stone. The workers, among which there are both farmers, and university graduates are going to go on strike to express dissatisfaction with low wages, which range from 10 to 16 US dollars a day, inadequate labor protection, lack of social and medical protection, despite frequent accidents in the production, as a result of which men lose their arms, legs and fingers.

The number of people working in the limestone quarries in Egypt, does not give estimates, because there are illegal development, employing thousands of workers, including children up to 15 years. Work in the quarries attracted to men who can not find other employment because of the high level of unemployment resulting from the economic and political crisis in Egypt that followed the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

White limestone mining career in Egypt

Working pits bricks at the quarry mining of limestone in the desert governorate of Minya, Egypt.

White limestone mining career in Egypt

Working cut limestone rotary saw.

White limestone mining career in Egypt

wear on the saw blade on the limestone quarries.

White limestone mining career in Egypt

The workers cut limestone rotary saws at dawn.

White limestone mining career in Egypt

The sun rises over the quarry for limestone mining.

White limestone mining career in Egypt

limestone mining in the governorate of Minya.

White limestone mining career in Egypt

Limestone in the desert in the governorate of Minya.

White limestone mining career in Egypt

Operating cut limestone rotary saw. In the foreground of the spilled fuel.

White limestone mining career in Egypt

Safety cut limestone rotary saw.

White limestone mining career in Egypt

A worker in a mask that protects it from dust.

White limestone mining career in Egypt

Working drinks water in his shift on limestone quarry.

White limestone mining career in Egypt

Safety cut limestone rotary saw a cloud of dust.

White limestone mining career in Egypt

Work drinking water on the limestone quarries.

White limestone mining career in Egypt

The stone dust on the face of the worker.

White limestone mining career in Egypt

finished bricks on the limestone quarries.

White limestone mining career in Egypt

Work on the limestone quarries.

White limestone mining career in Egypt

A worker walks past the finished bricks.

White limestone mining career in Egypt

The bricks of limestone at the quarry in Egypt.

White limestone mining career in Egypt

Work on the limestone quarries.