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      Name released after worker's fatal fall at Cliffs' Tilden Mine

      UPDATE 2 p.m. Gary Hytinen of Ishpeming died after falling on Friday afternoon, according to Cliffs Natural Resources.

      The 61 year old worked for the company for 39 years. Cliffs said over the years, Hytinen held many positions, some of which included a general laborer, conveyor attendant, bulldozer operator, and a general reagent handler.

      According to Cliffs, their company, along with the United Steelworkers Union and the Mine Safety and Health Administration, are still investigating the incident.

      The cause of Hytinen's death is unknown.


      A Cliffs Natural Resources employee died after falling on Friday afternoon, according to the company.

      According to Cliffs, the employee fell from a railroad tanker car at around 1:45 p.m. while working at the Tilden Mine concentrator. Emergency Medical Technicians and Bell Hospital EMS responded and transported the employee to Bell Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

      "This is a tragic accident," said James Kochevar, Cliffs Michigan Operations, general manager. "We offer our sincere condolences to family and friends of our employee."

      The name of the employee is not being released at this time, pending notification of the family.