Brazil’s Senate panel to recommend indictment of 12 Vale executives

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 00:59:16 (GMT+3)   |   Sao Paulo

A panel by the Brazilian Senate, which investigates the Brumadinho tragedy, will recommend the indictment of 12 Vale executives.

According to the Brazilian Senate, former CEO Fabio Schvartsman and other 11 Vale executives, including the company’s ferrous and coal director at the time, Gerd Peter Poppinga, and CFO and investor relations manager, Luciano Siani Pires, should also be indicted.

The Senate panel will recommend the indictment of the 14 people, including two TUV SUD executives, for manslaughter, wrongful bodily injury, environmental damages and pollution.

The iron ore dam burst, the second one involving Vale, killed 246 people and let another 24 missing.

TUV SUD provided a stability certificate for Vale’s failing dam.

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