A regional labor judge ordered Brazilian miner Vale SA (VALE3.SA) to pay 1 million reais ($ 197,240) in compensation to each of the families of 131 employees killed in the collapse of 'a mining dam in 2019.
The disaster ofe Brumadinho in Minas Gerais state killed 270 people in Brazil's deadliest mining tragedy hampered Vale's performance for two years as she was forced to cut production amid new safety protocols .
Judge Vivianne Celia Ferreira Ramos Correa on Wednesday accepted the demand of the Brumadinho iron mine workers union that compensation be paid to the succession or to the heirs of the victims of the disaster, according to the decision seen by Hfrance.fr.
His decision may be appealed against by the Society. Vale said he will review the judge's decision.
Vale said in a statement that he is sensitive to people's plight affected by the B1 dam collapse and has reached agreements with the families of the workers since 2019 to ensure a quick and complete repair. "
The company claimed that it had already paid over 2 billion reais in civil and social compensation related to the disaster, after signing agreements with more than 1,600 relatives of victims.
The union's lawyer, Maximiliano Garcez, called the decision a "humanist " and told Hfrance.fr that he had initially requested compensation of 3 million reais per deceased worker.
L he dam collapse destroyed homes and other buildings and polluted rivers, causing lasting environmental damage to the area.
In February, Vale said it had reached 37.7 billion n actual deal ($ 7 billion) with prosecutors and the state of Minas Gerais to settle claims arising from the disaster. learn more
The government of Minas Gerais said the deal does not put a cap on the potential costs associated with cleaning the environment, which Vale will have to cover.
($ 1 = 5.0700 reais)
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