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The Advocate Daily quotes Norm Keith in an article about a million dollar fine levied against Vale Canada for a Mining Accident

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“Million dollar fine for fatal accident a step forward” by The Advocate Daily.

The Advocate Daily quotes Toronto lawyer Norm Keith in an article about a fatal mining accident, for which Vale Canada has been fined $1 million.

A $1 million fine levied against Vale Canada stemming from a fatal mining accident may or may not be a just decision, but corporate prioritization of workplace safety needs to start at the top of all organizations, with the Board of Directors, says Toronto lawyer Norm Keith.

Keith, a partner with Fasken Martineau practicing regulatory, employment and white collar investigations and defense, says the Oct. 24 guilty plea by Vale Canada to nine counts under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act following an April 6, 2014 incident which killed one worker and severely injured another is another tragic example of the dangers of the mining industry.