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Vale fined $1 million

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It’s a $1 million fine for Vale in Sudbury after a rock-crushing machine killed one miner and injured another.  The incident took place in Copper Cliff in April, 2014.  The workers were trying to clear a jam in the crusher when a piece of the broken machinery flew toward them hitting both workers.  Vale pleaded guilty to several charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.  A supervisor on duty the day of the fatal accident was fined $3,000.

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