MP opens investigation on environmental damage from Usiminas explosion

MP opens investigation on environmental damage from Usiminas explosion

Accident happened last Friday (10), leaving 34 workers injured;an earthquake was caused by the impact

Explosion left 34 injured in IpatingaPlayback / RecordTV MinasThe MPMG (Public Prosecution Service of Minas Gerais) opened a civil inquiry to investigate the environmental damage caused by the explosion of a Usiminas gasometer , in Ipatinga, in the Vale do Aço region. The decision was published in the official Gazette on Wednesday (15).The case, considered an environmental issue, was the responsibility of the Ninth Prosecutor.The causes of the accident are also found in another investigation already initiated by the Civil Police.The steelmaker was already the target of three inquiries and a public civil action opened by the MPT (Public Prosecutor's Office) this year.According to the prosecution, the purpose of the actions is to investigate other workplace accidents that occurred within the firm.AccidentsIn the last week alone, three incidents were recorded at the Ipatinga unit.In addition to the blast, a worker died on August 8 while performing maintenance on site.Accordi...


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