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Vale mines in Canada receive prestigious awards for safety performance

Sudbury's Totten Mine receives national safety award
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Vale's Totten Mine in Sudbury

SUDBURY, ON: Totten Mine has received the John T. Ryan Award from the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) in the metal mine category for the Ontario region for exceptional safety performance.

"We are very proud of our employees at Totten Mine," said Patrick Boitumelo, Head of Mining & Milling for Vale’s North Atlantic Operations.

"This award reflects their obsession with safety and commitment to ensure every employee goes home safely after each and every shift."

Totten Mine’s regional achievement is in good company with Vale’s Voisey’s Bay mine, which has been awarded the national John T. Ryan Award for the safest ‘select’ mine for the seventh year in a row.

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This long history of top safety performance is a source of pride for Vale’s Voisey’s Bay employees and an internal benchmark for Vale’s Canadian operations.

CIM presents trophies annually to the companies whose Canadian mines have achieved the lowest injury frequencies in their geographical and/or mineral sector. 

“At Vale, our most important value is Life Matters Most,” said Boitumelo.

“There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our employees and safety is at the forefront of everything we do. We’re so proud of our Totten and Voisey’s Bay employees and congratulate them on receiving these safety awards.”

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