SÃO PAULO Anglo
American Plc has halted shipments from its Amapá iron
ore operation in northern Brazil following an accident at a
floating dock in the Amazon River.
Three workers were killed when
the river bank where the dock is located collapsed. An
additional three workers are still missing.
Operations will be stopped until
investigations into the incident are concluded, the
London-based miner told AMM sister publication
Anglo American didnt
disclose an estimate of iron ore shipment losses, but noted
that the Amapá mining operations remain on track.
"Anglo American is deeply sorry for the accident and
continues to jointly work with local authorities in their
search and safety works at the incident area," it added.
A version of this article
was first published by AMM sister publication Steel