Vale slapped with $1M fine for Canadian miner deaths
Sep 20, 2013 | 10:30 AM
| Rey Mashayekhi
NEW YORK Vale Canada Ltd. pleaded guilty to three counts of workplace safety negligence that led to the deaths of two employees at the companys 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 Justicethe largest fine ever levied in Ontario for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Actand 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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