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Canada’s safest mines Hail from Vale

Vale is pleased to announce that its T1 and Birchtree Mines in Thompson, Manitoba have just received the John T. Ryan Trophy for being the safest metal mines in Canada.


Vale is pleased to announce that its T1 and Birchtree Mines in Thompson, Manitoba have just received the John T. Ryan Trophy for being the safest metal mines in Canada.

 This marks the sixth time in seven years that a Vale mine has been designated the “safest” in Canada.

 Awarded by the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM), the trophy goes to the metal mine with the lowest reportable injury frequency per 200,000 hours worked in Canada.

Birchtree and T1 have decreased their respective medical aid frequencies by more than 50% over the last five years. Equally impressive is that neither mine has experienced a Lost-Time Injury (LTI) in nearly two calendar years – a span of 690 days for T1 and 662 for Birchtree.


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