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12 January 2010

3 Chinese arrested over factory accident in India

Author: Ashok Sharma, AP

Three Chinese engineers have been arrested and charged in the deaths of 40 factory workers killed when a chimney collapsed at the power plant they were building in central India… The power plant, owned by Bharat Aluminum, or BALCO [part of Vedanta...

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5 January 2010

Manslaughter charges filed in India chimney case [India]

Author: Agence France-Presse

Indian police have filed manslaughter charges against three local managers of the Britain-based Vedanta mining group in connection with an industrial chimney collapse that killed 40 workers...Ratan Lal Dangi, police chief of Korba district where the...

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17 November 2009

Vedanta employees charged after India chimney collapse

Author: Kathryn Hopkins, Guardian [UK]

Three officials at a subsidiary of the mining company Vedanta Resources have been arrested in India following the collapse of a chimney in one of its power stations which killed 41 people. The incident occurred in September at Vedanta's Bharat...

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27 September 2009

Rs.1 lakh for kin of Jharkhand labourers killed at Balco [India]

Author: Indo-Asian News Service [IANS]

Jharkhand Governor...announced compensation of Rs.1 lakh for the kin of each of those labourers from the state who were killed in a Balco power plant in Chhattisgarh last week. Around 50 labourers...were killed when an under-construction chimney...

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25 September 2009

Vedanta under scrutiny as 100 feared dead at aluminium plant [India]

Author: Alistair Dawber, Independent [UK]

The safety policies of...Vedanta Resources are set to come under scrutiny after an accident at one of its sites in India killed as many as 100 people on Wednesday... The death toll is expected to rise after a chimney collapsed at an aluminium plant ...

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24 September 2009

India: Vedanta safety policies under scrutiny after accident at aluminium factory leaves up to 100 dead

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24 September 2009

More than 100 feared dead in India chimney collapse

Author: Suman Shukla, AFP

Rescuers were searching desperately for survivors in rubble left by the collapse of a giant chimney in central India..."I expect the number of dead will cross 100," said Vinod Kumar Sharma, general secretary of the workers' union at aluminium group...

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24 September 2009

Toll rises in Balco plant chimney mishap, 31 dead [India]

Author: CNN-IBN

Relief and rescue work are still on at the Bharat Aluminium Company (BALCO) [part of Vedanta Resources] thermal power plant in Korba district of Chhattisgarh where a chimney collapsed on Wednesday killing at least 31 people and trapping many others...

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31 August 2007

Vedanta response to ActionAid report "Vedanta Cares?"

Author: Vedanta Resources

[refers to HZL (Hindustan Zinc Limited), BALCO (Bharat Aluminium Company), CMT (Copper Mines of Tasmania), Sterlite Industries (all part of Vedanta)]

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1 July 2007

ActionAid: "Vedanta Cares? Busting the myths about Vedanta’s operation in Lanjigarh, India"

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