Commenting, Aditya Mittal, ArcelorMittal Chief Executive Officer, said:
"On October 28, 2023, we suffered a catastrophic accident at the Kostenko coal mine in Kazakhstan that took the lives of 46 colleagues. We mourn their passing and deeply regret the devastation caused to the families of the victims. We are doing everything in our power to support them, and our communities at this difficult time.
The only course of action is to ensure that we take a hard look inside our Group, identify the gaps that exist and strengthen our safety actions, processes and culture to ensure that we prevent all serious accidents. For this reason, we are commissioning a comprehensive independent 3rd party safety audit, the key recommendations of which will be published in due course.
We are committed to learning from this tragedy and taking the appropriate action so that we emerge a better, safer Company.”