Injured steelworker gets $48M jury award

Dec 15, 2008 | 11:08 AM | Scott Robertson

A worker has received what his attorney is calling a record $48-million award from a Lake County, Ind., jury as compensation for severe injuries he suffered in a fall from a ladder at the Burns Harbor, Ind., steel mill then operated by International Steel Group Inc. (ISG).

Anthony Arciniega, 42, of Westville, Ind., received the award in a jury verdict that concluded a 10-day trial.

The Burns Harbor plant is now owned and operated by ArcelorMittal USA Inc., Chicago, which purchased it from ISG in 2005.....

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