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Drummond faces fine

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Drummond, Colombia's second-biggest coal miner, has failed to implement satisfactory health and safety practices prior to an accident in which a cargo of coal fell onto two workers killing them.

The labor ministry has said it will press administrative charges after finding lax procedures may have contributed to the March deaths.

The ministry released a statement commenting, "Drummond did not meet its obligation to establish and permanently carry out a program of occupational health and a workplace health and safety system which are presumably responsible for the risks in its working environment."

The company is most likely face a fine if it is confirmed that some safety standards were not met.

Drummond has been fined by the Colombian government on two other occasions in the last two years, once when a cargo of coal spilled from a barge into the sea in late 2012 and again in early 2014 for failing to comply with a new environmental law.

Edited from source by Joseph Green. Source: Reuters

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