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29 Jan 2019

Tom DiChristopher, CNBC

Brazil: Vale workers arrested after dam collapse

"Vale workers arrested as death toll climbs after dam collapse at Brazil mine", 29 January 2019

Mining giant Vale on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of several employees as the death toll continued to climb after a dam collapsed at a company-owned mine in southeastern Brazil.

The Brazilian company is facing criminal charges and pressure to overhaul its management following the deadly dam breach at its Corrego do Feijao mine near the city of Brumadinho. The number of confirmed dead now stands at 65, and authorities fear the casualties could climb above 300...

...Three Vale employees and two contractors have now been arrested, according to Reuters, which saw the court order. Investigators in Minas Gerais state, where the incident occurred, have issued arrest and search warrants on suspicion of murder, falsification of documents and environmental crimes...

...Brazil’s Prosecutor General Raquel Dodge on Monday said the country intends to pursue criminal charges against Vale executives, Dow Jones reported

Part of the following timelines

Brazil: At least 58 dead & hundreds missing after Vale tailings dam breaks, fresh warnings of a second dam failure

TÜV SÜD & Vale criminal lawsuit (re Brumadinho dam collapse, filed in Brazil)