Minntac United States Steel

Worker Hurt in Electrical Accident at Taconite Plant

A Minntac worker suffered serious injuries in a small explosion at a taconite plant in Mountain Iron, Minnesota last month. He was working outside of a building at the taconite mining operation when a small electrical explosion occurred.

Minntac is a U.S. Steel property,  and operations were suspended for the day at the mining operation on Oct. 16 after the accident.

A Minntac worker who took quite a jolt on the job Monday morning is reported in stable condition at Essentia-Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, according to his wife...Paramedics moved the victim about three-quarters of a mile from the accident site to where Lifelink 6 airlifted him to the Duluth hospital at 8:38 a.m.

“He was critically ill at the time,” Dickinson said in a telephone interview with the Mesabi Daily News late Monday morning. Malek’s wife, Theresa, said her husband has worked at Minntac for about 17 years. The accident is under review, according to a U.S. Steel spokeswoman...(Mesabi Daily News)


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