29 Oct '14, 10am

#PictureOfTheWeek: A gigantic rock mill in Chile, driven by a powerful Siemens motor. More:

#PictureOfTheWeek: A gigantic rock mill in Chile, driven by a powerful Siemens motor. More:

Tapia is one of them. He's a quiet man who only speaks when it's absolutely necessary. And it's no coincidence that he's doing this particular job. “We need levelheaded workers in the mines — people who are not merely lured in by above-average salaries but who really enjoy working in here,” says María José Ponce, a psychologist who works in the Siemens human resources department in Chile. “Anyone who loses his head when there's a crisis down there is a risk to himself and his coworkers.” As a result of the economic boom, it's becoming increasingly difficult to find the right kind of personnel and mine operators are groaning about the growing cost of labor. In northern Chile, for instance, the drivers of special trucks receive a bonus that can raise their annual income to $80,000 and more. There, in the Atacama Desert, the excavators in the strip mines are removing the copp...

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