Kennecott force majeure extending into December

Rio Tinto Kennecott is maintaining its force majeure moving into December, the company said in an update to American Metal Market.

The copper producer, based in the US state of Utah, suspended operations on Wednesday October 11 when Albert Lozano, a 12-year employee, died from sulfur dioxide exposure.
Several market participants estimated at the time that the outage would last roughly six weeks, but it is now heading for the two-month mark after the smelter restarted on November 21.

There was also speculation that the production outage would...

Published

Dalton Barker

December 01, 2017

01:27 GMT

Chicago