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All 6 workers injured in accident at Oak Grove Mine released from area hospitals

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All six workers injured in an accident at Cliffs Natural Resources' Oak Grove Mine Friday have been released from area hospitals, the company said in a release Saturday.

Statement from Cliffs Natural Resources:

"Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. said today that all six individuals injured in an accident that occurred at 2:15 p.m. Friday at its Oak Grove Mine have been released from local area hospitals. Five of the individuals were seen at the hospital and released Thursday, while one was kept overnight for observation before being released.

"The six individuals transported to area hospitals were among nine people traveling out of the mine on a mantrip when the mantrip struck a piece of equipment. One Oak Grove employee and two contractors declined further medical attention after being evaluated by emergency medical technicians at the mine.

"Safety is the most important of Cliffs' core values. Cliffs will continue to work with federal and state officials to determine the cause of the accident. The area in which the accident occurred has been closed while the investigation into the accident continues.

"The Oak Grove Mine continues to operate."

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