USS' Great Lakes Works idled by fatal accident

Dec 16, 2013 | 01:23 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  steel, U.S. Steel, Great Lakes Works, fatal accident, explosion, hot-rolled, catherine ngai

NEW YORK — U.S. Steel Corp.’s Great Lakes Works suffered an explosion early Dec. 15 that left one worker dead and two injured, and briefly idled steelmaking operations.

"Overnight at U.S. Steel’s Great Lakes Works there was an explosion at the facility’s steel shop," a spokeswoman for the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker told AMM via e-mail Dec. 16, noting that Great Lakes had resumed steelmaking operations the prior evening. "Customer shipments....

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