Accident at United Taconite Plant Sends One to Hospital

Accident at United Taconite Plant Sends One to Hospital

By KBJR News 1

Accident at United Taconite Plant Sends One to Hospital

January 11, 2013 Updated Jan 11, 2013 at 11:29 AM CST

Eveleth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A Spokesperson for Cleveland Cliffs has confirmed that an accident at their United Taconite Thunderbird Plant in Eveleth sent one man to the hospital this morning.

A U-Tac fuel truck overturned around 9:00 a.m, trapping one man, who is an employee of the mine, inside.

The Eveleth and Virgina Fire Departments responded to the scene, and according to the Eveleth Fire Chief the man had to be extracted from the truck.

The injured man was transported to a Duluth hospital.

The Chief says no official cause of the accident has been determined yet, however he noted that road conditions were icy at the time the accident.