August 13, 2018 / 12:41 PM / 4 months ago

Brazil steelmaker Usiminas sees third blast furnace resuming by Wednesday

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Brazilian steelmaker Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA said on Monday that it expects blast furnace 3 at its Ipatinga plant to resume functioning on Wednesday, after an explosion at the factory on Friday injured 34 workers.

The company, known as Usiminas, said blast furnaces 1 and 2 were already operating, adding that it does not yet have an estimate for operational or financial impacts from the incident. (Reporting by Brad Haynes)

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