SUAL pays workers for occupational health damage

December 4, 2013. In 2013, Siberian-Ural Aluminum Company (SUAL) had to pay 957,000 RUR in compensation to workers suffering from occupational health damage, Sverdlovsk Region division of the Federal Service of Court Officers reports.

For one, two of SUAL’s former employees sued the company in order to get compensated for the moral damage caused by occupational diseases acquired in the course of working at the enterprise. The plaintiffs used to work at the electrolysis department as a caster of non-ferrous metals and as a pot operator for fused salts. The two men developed occupational diseases because of prolonged exposure to aluminum trioxide, hydrofluoride, and sodium fluoride, which indicates imperfections in the technological process.

Both claims initially stood at 100,000 RUR of moral damage compensation to each plaintiff; the court ruled, however, that the claims should be only partially sustained, so SUAL was ordered to pay 87,000 RUR and 80,000 RUR to the defendants. By now, the money has been transferred to the plaintiffs and the enforcement proceedings have been completed successfully.


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