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Headlines of Brumadinho Legacy Project – June/2022

The month of June has been a busy one in terms of happenings concerning two of Brazil’s worst tragedies as a result of irresponsible mining activities.

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On the world day for the environment, Brazil struggles with mining issues

If on one hand, the way the government deals with the mining industry is full of shady nuances, on the other there’s been some relevant movimentation by other sectors of society in search for justice.

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A project in memory of the 272 victims of the biggest work-related tragedy in Brazil’s history Mother’s Day marked the launch of ‘Brumadinho Legacy’

Mother’s day eve was the date selected to officially launch the Brumadinho Legacy Project*.

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Brazil recorded 450,000 occupational accidents in 2020

According to a report released in May 2021 by the Brazilian Public Ministry of Labor (MPT) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), Brazil recorded 446,881 occupational accidents in 2020 alone, from which 1,866 resulted in deaths. Considering the period between 2002 and 2020, the state of Minas Gerais comes in second place in numbers of […]

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Brumadinho – Brazil’s worst workplace accident

The collapse of the B1 dam of the Córrego do Feijão Mine in Brumadinho, a city located about 60 kilometers from Belo Horizonte, killed 272 people in the early afternoon of January 25, 2019. It was the largest work accident in the country, causing the death of 130 employees and 121 outsourced workers, in addition […]

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