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Peru labor watchdog says McDonalds franchisee Arcos Dorados violated law over employee deaths

Marco Aquino

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SANTIAGO, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Peru`s labor watchdog has found McDonalds Corp`s Latin America franchisee Arcos Dorados guilty of six "very serious" violations of local safety and health laws following the deaths of two employees in a restaurant kitchen.

The Ministry of Labour`s regulating body (Sunafil) proposed that the company be fined $254,000 over the deaths.

Alexandra Porras, 18, and Carlos Campo, 19 were electrocuted last Sunday in Pueblo Libre, a district of the capital Lima, while cleaning the kitchen. (Reporting by Marco Aquino, writing by Aislinn Laing Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)