Smelter Incident at Freeport-McMoRan’s Miami Operation

An incident occurred involving the smelter at Freeport-McMoRan’s Miami Operation after 9 am this morning. An electric furnace at the smelter leaked molten metal. The affected area was evacuated and work was halted. Fortunately, there were no injuries. The cause was the smelter’s electric furnace began leaking molten metal of the incident Several smelter workers were sent home.