Vale employee smiling in green landscape. She is wearing a green Vale
uniform, goggles, helmet and ear plugs. Visual wave artifact Vale
Imagem de header interno Imagem de header interno


Vale provides funeral assistance

Benefits include notary, burial and cash assistance expenses

​Vale is providing funeral assistance and covering expenses of the families affected by the Dam I breach of the Córrego do Feijão Mine in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil, irrespective of whether they are direct, third-party employees or members of the community.

Funeral assistance is provided through a specialized company. Coverage includes procedures such as notary expenses, including death certificates, local transportation of the deceased, urns, ornaments, graves, burial etc.

To assist the families of the victims, a specialized team is on duty at the Instituto Médico Legal (IML). Psychosocial services are also available at the Service Centers or through the company contact channels, details below.

In addition to the assistance, funeral expenses will be paid to the families of the victims, to the amount of R$3,928.34, after identification of the beneficiary and confirmation of their registration and banking data.
Other services
A team of volunteers and professionals, including physicians, psychologists, social workers and nurses, are available to support the victims and family members at the Help Centers.

Vale has already provided about 10,200 pharmaceutical items and the volume of mineral water delivered already exceeds 7,900 liters. The company also is providing accommodation for the community. Support for victims and their families remains the company's priority.

All information is being updated at
Help Centers:
- Brumadinho Knowledge Center
- Polysportivo Gym, Brumadinho (headquarters)
- Casa Branca School
- Parque da Cachoeira Community Association
- Córrego do Feijão Community Center
- IML-Belo Horizonte
- Hotel Intercity Belo Horizonte (next to IML)
- Hotel Go Inn BH
Telephone help lines for information:
0800 031 0831 (Hello Brumadinho)
0800 285 7000 (Hello Railroad - priority)
0800 821 5000 (Vale's Ombudsman)


Media Relations Office - vale

Lupa de pesquisa

Did not find what you were looking for? Access our Search Center 


Our commitment to repairing the communities and people impacted by the B1 dam failure is constant. See the social, environmental and safety actions taken by Vale.