PITTSBURGH Cliffs Natural
Resources Inc. has opened an investigation into a fatal
accident at its Bloom Lake iron ore mining operation in eastern
A worker at the Bloom Lake
operation fell from an elevated walkway Monday evening,
according to a company spokeswoman. The employee was taken to
the Health and Social Service Center in Fermont, Quebec, where
he died from his injuries.
"We have lost a valued member of
the Bloom Lake team," said David Blake, Cliffs senior
vice president for North American iron ore. "We are saddened by
this tragic accident and regret that it occurred. We would like
to express our sincere condolences to the employees
family and loved ones."
The company withheld the name of
Cliffs is looking into the
accident and is working with federal and provincial authorities
to determine what happened, the company spokeswoman said.