Vedanta Resources plc has been found guilty of flagrant breaches of health and safety regulations in the faulty construction of a power plant chimney which collapsed,  burying  at least forty workers alive. The disaster – one of the worst in recent Indian history – occurred on 23 September 2009 at the company’s Balco aluminium complex in Korba, Chhattisgarh; a Chinese engineering outfit has also been indicted.