UPDATE: Driver of ArcelorMittal haul truck released from hospital following rollover

(UPDATE) VIRGINIA, MN– KBJR 6 has now learned more about the driver who was involved in a diesel fuel spill at the ArcelorMittal Minorca mine Monday morning in Virginia.

According to a statement from ArcelorMittal, a haul truck preparing to unload iron ore onto a stock pile slid down an embankment and overturned.

Company officials say the truck driver, whose identity is not known at this time, was taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure, and was later released.

Officials say the overturned truck ended up releasing about 100 gallons of diesel fuel.

The cleanup of the fuel, which was contained by HAZMAT booms, has now been completed.

In addition, company officials say an investigation is underway by the company, United Steelworkers and outside agencies.

Authorities said the spill, which happened around 8:30 a.m., has since been contained, and the fuel did not leak into any surface waters or sewers.



Crews are cleaning up 100 gallons of diesel fuel which spilled at the ArcelorMittal Minorca Mine in Virginia Monday morning.

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, a caller reported a haul mining truck had flipped over around 8:30 a.m.

Authorities said the spill has since been contained, and the fuel did not leak into any surface waters or sewers.

According to authorities, the spill is being contained with hazmat booms.

No word as of Monday morning about what caused the truck to flip over, or the condition of the driver.

KBJR Staff

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