SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
|Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):||August 13, 2012|
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|200 Public Square, Suite 3300, Cleveland, Ohio||44114-2315|
(Address of principal executive offices)
|Registrants telephone number, including area code:||216-694-5700|
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Item 1.04 Mine Safety - Reporting of Shutdowns and Patterns of Violations.
Section 1503(b)(1) of the Dodd-Frank Act requires the disclosure on a Current Report on Form 8-K of the receipt of an imminent danger order (an "Order") under section 107(a) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 issued by the Mine Safety and Health Administration ("MSHA").
On August 13, 2013, Pinnacle Mining Company, LLC (the "Company"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., received a 107(a) order related to an elevated methane level along the company’s active longwall gob area. All non-essential personnel were removed from the affected area and production from the longwall was halted. The condition was remediated the same day, with MSHA terminating the order on August 14, 2012.
The condition cited in the Order referred to above did not result in an accident or injury and are not expected to have a material adverse impact on the Company’s operations at the mine.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.|
|August 17, 2012||By:||
/s/ Carolyn E. Cheverine
|Name: Carolyn E. Cheverine|
|Title: General Counsel - Corporate Affairs & Secretary|