BHP Billiton and Vale pledge support to Samarco by creating an Emergency Fund for rebuilding works and to help families who were affected by the mudslide in the mineral-rich southeastern state of Minas Gerais.
Three people died and another 24 are missing and are presumed dead after two dams ruptured at a mine jointly owned by BHP Billiton of Australia and Vale of Brazil on Thursday causing massive mudslide in the mineral-rich southeastern state of Minas Gerais, north of Rio de Janeiro.
Work at BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam mine in South Australia stopped temporarily when one of their workers was killed after a rock fall last Tuesday.
About seven workers at two mining sites in the Pilbara region were suspended or dismissed from work over the weekend, after it was proven that they were planking at the worksite. ABC Radio said two of these sacked mine workers were doing the act, while the rest were taking photos or watching. One of them …