Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Vale Fined $1M after One Killed, One Injured in Incident at Sudbury, Ont. Plant

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Vale Fined $1M after One Killed, One Injured in Incident at Sudbury, Ont. Plant

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Vale fined in death, injury of workers

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Vale Canada Limited has been fined $1 million after a worker at its plant near Sudbury, Ont. was killed and another was injured while trying to clear a jam in a rock-crushing machine.

The mining company pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that gravity-stored energy was dissipated or contained while work was being done on the crusher, and to failing to provide information, instruction and supervision to a worker on a safe procedure to remove a broken piece of machinery from the crusher.

It also pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that pinch points were guarded on the conveyor and crusher, though these offences were not related to the death or injury.

The incident took place at the company's rock-crushing facility on April 6. 2014, when the workers tried to use a cutting torch to deal with the jam in the rock-crushing machine. …

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