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Anglo American fined $9.9M over fatal accident at iron ore dock

Keywords: Tags  Anglo American, iron ore, iron ore shipments, dock collapse, Amapá operation, Amazon River, Imap, environmental fine fatal accident

SÃO PAULO — Anglo American Plc has been fined $9.9 million following a fatal accident late last week at its floating dock on the Amazon River, used for loading iron ore from its Amapá operation in northern Brazil onto vessels.

The 20-million-reais fine takes into consideration the environmental impact as determined in a technical report and the size of the operation, said Imap, the environmental institute in Amapá state.

"The company has not received any official notification from Imap (about the fine)," a spokeswoman for London-based Anglo American told AMM sister publication Steel First.

The miner halted shipments from Amapá following the March 28 accident, which left three workers dead when the river bank where the dock was moored collapsed (, April 2). Three other workers are still missing.

The federal prosecution service in Amapá earlier this week launched a probe into the cause of the accident and its potential environmental impact.

A version of this article was first published by AMM sister publication Steel First.

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