Minntac worker hurt in electrical accident

MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. (AP) — A Minntac worker is hospitalized with serious injuries after an electrical accident at the taconite plant in Mountain Iron.

The Duluth News Tribune (http://bit.ly/1bX6RmI ) reports 52-year-old Jon Malek of Tower was hurt in a small explosion that happened Wednesday while he was working on an electrical apparatus.

Malek’s wife says her husband is in stable condition at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.

Theresa Malek says her husband has worked at the plant for about 17 years.

Authorities say a 911 call came in just before 8 a.m. that one person had been injured in an electrical explosion. Operations were suspended at Iron Range’s largest iron ore operation.

A U.S. Steel spokeswoman says the accident is under review.

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Information from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthnewstribune.com

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