Essar Steel Algoma issued safety fines

May 30, 2013 | 03:33 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  steel, Essar Steel Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie facility, Ontario plant, safety fines, workplace safety, Ontario Ministry of Labour, Occupational Health and Safety Act Catherine Ngai

TORONTO — Essar Steel Algoma Inc. has been fined Canadian $250,000 ($242,596) by Ontario’s Ministry of Labour.

The fine was issued for alleged safety violations after a number of workers were injured at its steelmaking facility in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, during three separate incidents in 2011 and 2012.

In May of 2011, three workers pouring liquid steel from a vessel into a ladle at Essar’s facility in Sault Ste. Marie suffered burns of varying degrees when an unexpected reaction occurred, causing molten steel and a fireball to be expelled from the vessel, the government body said.....

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