Three Mesabi Nugget Employees Injured at Plant

By KBJR News 1

Three Mesabi Nugget Employees Injured at Plant

January 17, 2013 Updated Jan 17, 2013 at 5:58 PM CDT

Hoyt Lakes, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- One Mesabi Nugget employee remains in the hospital in Duluth while two others were treated and released following an accident early yesterday morning at the plant.

Mesabi Nugget reported the incident happened around 2am Wednesday morning, normally a time when the plant is not operating.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration were on site when the accident happened and are investigating the incident according to Plant Manager Jeff Hansen.

Hansen says the company is thankful the two workers weren't seriously injured and they expect the third to be released soon.

Mesabi Nugget spokesmen say the company has identified steps necessary to prevent a similar accident from happening in the future and have already implemented the changes.

The Plant Manager has not commented on the nature of the accident at the plant.

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