MONTREAL, April 30, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Rio Tinto Alcan confirms one of
its employees passed away following an accident at its Alma facility in
Lac-Saint Jean, Quebec. Rio Tinto Alcan and the CSST are conducting
investigations to determine the cause of the accident. Rio Tinto Alcan
has suspended the activities at the facility's anode plant until
"This is very sad news for Rio Tinto Alcan as there is nothing more
important to us than the security, the safety and well-being of our
employees. Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with the employee's
family and co-workers", said Etienne Jacques, chief operating officer,
primary metal, North America for Rio Tinto Alcan.
The employee's family has been notified, and Rio Tinto Alcan is
providing its full support during this difficult time.
About Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the
UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio
Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral
resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal
and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt)
and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in
Australia and North America with significant businesses in South
America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa.
SOURCE: RIO TINTO ALCAN - EN
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