RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Vale mining company, on Monday, July 5, appealed the ruling ordering the payment of R$1 million (US$194,000) in "moral damages" to surviving family of workers killed in the collapse of the company's tailings dam in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais.
Should the Labor Court decide to uphold the ruling, the mining company's defense is also asking for a reduction in the number of relatives entitled to compensation. Vale's defense claims in the appeal that the sentencing of R$1 million per victim is "absurd."
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