Parent company of Port Colborne company slapped with one million dollar fine
A Brazilian owned mining company has been fined $1 million for the deaths of two workers in a Sudbury mine two years ago.
It's the largest work-safety penalty ever levied by a provincial court.
The Vale workers were transferring muck _ broken rock and ore _ through a transfer
gate roughly 900 metres underground in the Stobie mine when the accident happened.
An uncontrolled run of muck suddenly burst through the gate, burying one miner and hitting another.
Both employees died from massive crushing injuries and multiple blunt force trauma.
Vale also owns the former Inco plant in Port Colborne which was the subject of a large class action lawsuit over contaminated lands in the city.