By Pierre Bertrand

 

ArcelorMittal in Kazakhstan said Thursday that a coke plant gas operator died in an accident at its Temirtau steel division.

The causes of the accident at ArcelorMittal Temirtau are being investigated, the company said.

"ArcelorMittal is in touch with the family of the colleague, and psychological support is being provided immediately. All other support to the family, including financial, is being arranged right away," ArcelorMittal Temirtau said in a statement.

The incident follows the deaths last month of five miners in an explosion triggered by a suspected gas leak at the Luxembourg-based company's operations in Kazakhstan.

Local press agency Kazinform reported Thursday that the Kazakhstan government is discussing the future of ArcelorMittal's operations in the country and hasn't ruled out a ban on the company.

The Kazakhstan Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development wasn't immediately available for comment.

 

Write to Pierre Bertrand at pierre.bertrand@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

December 08, 2022 10:21 ET (15:21 GMT)

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