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An operator of an oil company was sexually abused by his colleagues during an initiation rite in Neuquén


The victim had recently joined Tenaris, the Techint company that supplies the pipes for the gas pipeline to Vaca Muerta. The oil company sanctioned 11 employees.

An operator from the renowned Tenaris oil company, which supplies the pipes to the Vaca Muerta gas pipeline, denounced that he was

sexually abused by a group of colleagues

who attacked him during what they call "birthday celebration" and works as a rite of passage for those who They just joined the company.

Everything happened, according to the worker, at the plant that the company has in the town of Senillosa, first

in the changing room area and later when boarding one of the vans

that transport the workers.

The same story reveals that the companions of the recently admitted young man took him to the locker room area and

groped and touched him

, and even used different elements to hurt him.

They repeated the attack when they all got into the minibus that transported them and in this case in view of some supervisors who did nothing to stop them.

The Tenaris company has its plant in Senillosa, Neuquén.

Chief prosecutor Maximiliano Breid Obeid is in charge of the case and told the Río Negro outlet that the sexual violence was part of an "initiation rite" and that former workers knew it was happening, so there could be other victims.

In fact, the prosecutor said that, as part of that custom, the abusers themselves could have suffered a similar situation when they entered the company.

"It was a common practice that they had naturalized

in the company. This person was encouraged to file a complaint, we believe there are other cases, but we can only take action, as it is a crime of a sexual nature, if the victim makes a complaint," the officer told him. judicial official to that medium.

The complaint was made by the worker a month ago but it was known in the last few hours.

At the time of appearing in court, the operator underwent various evaluations in which the injuries were found.

According to sources in the case, there

would be 5 men named as the perpetrators of the abuses

, but the company issued a statement in which it announced that it had ordered disciplinary sanctions for 11 employees.

The company specified that

some of the employees were fired and others suspended


"It should be noted that the company has a "Transparent Line" so that its employees can report safely and confidentially when actions and deviations from the Code of Conduct are identified," Tenaris said in the statement.

In the same text, the company ensures that "it will not tolerate any type of abuse, harassment, coercion or bullying, be it sexual, physical, psychological or of any other nature".

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