ArcelorMittal Liberia says it has begun investigation into the possible mechanical failure that caused the derailment of one of its trains with 66 wagons loaded with iron ore on Saturday morning. In a statement issued Sunday June 14, ArcelorMittal Liberia reported that one of its train derailed on Saturday morning June 13, 2020.
The train with 66 wagons loaded with iron ore and attached to one of the company’s locomotives partially derailed enroute from Tokadeh to Buchanan at km 205 (Zuluyee) Nimba County.
The company narrated that there were no injuries or serious damage to the environment as a result of the accident.
“Rail operations at ArcelorMittal Liberia have been temporarily suspended and recovery teams have been mobilized,” the company added. “Company engineers are working to restore operations as soon as possible, taking all necessary safety and covid19 precautions for employees and the local community, as well as protecting the environment,” it concluded.
About ArcelorMittalArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and primary steelmaking facilities in 18 countries. In 2019, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $70.6 billion and crude steel production of 89.8 million metric tonnes, while iron ore production reached 57.1 million metric tonnes. Our goal is to help build a better world with smarter steels. Steels made using innovative processes which use less energy, emit significantly less carbon and reduce costs. Steels that are cleaner, stronger and reusable. Steels for electric vehicles and renewable energy infrastructure that will support societies as they transform through this century. With steel at our core, our inventive people and an entrepreneurial culture at heart, we will support the world in making that change. This is what we believe it takes to be the steel company of the future