Burns Harbor accident lands ArcelorMittal minor fine
Dec 03, 2007 | 12:13 PM
| Michael Cowden
ArcelorMittal has been fined by state safety officials for alleged violations related to a molten metal accident at the company's Burns Harbor, Ind., facility that left seven workers injured.
But while the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) dubbed the alleged violations "serious" in official documents, the integrated steelmaker was fined only $2,975.
The accident occurred at one of the plant's basic oxygen furnaces, when a "squish" exploded from the No. 1 vessel, sending seven workers to the hospital (AMM, Aug. 29). It happened near an area where the furnace had been altered to allow for the installation of air-pollution control equipment.....
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