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Anglo American halts iron ore shipments at Amapá in Brazil

Keywords: Tags  Anglo American, iron ore, iron ore shipments, dock collapse, Amapá operation, Amazon River

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 Steel First.

Anglo American didn’t 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 First.

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