Vale slapped with $1M fine for Canadian miner deaths

Sep 20, 2013 | 10:30 AM | Rey Mashayekhi

Tags  nickel, copper, Vale Canada, Vale, Stobie Mine, Sudbury, worker deaths, Occupational Health and Safety Act Kelly Strong

NEW YORK — Vale Canada Ltd. pleaded guilty to three counts of workplace safety negligence that led to the deaths of two employees at the company’s Stobie Mine in Sudbury, Ontario, two years ago.

The subsidiary of Rio de Janeiro-based Vale SA was fined Canadian $1.05 million ($1.02 million) by the Ontario Court of Justice—the largest fine ever levied in Ontario for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act—and ordered to pay a 25-percent "victim fine surcharge," which will go toward a special provincial government fund to assist victims’ families.....





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