NEW YORK Operations at Cargill Inc.s East Chicago,
Ind., service center will be halted until later this week after
an employee was seriously injured in an accident Jan. 23.
Operations were halted, a Cargill spokesman told
AMM. Its not clear yet as to when
were going to be back to full activity. Some activities
have resumed but we have not gotten back to full activity yet,
and we expect to this week.
The employee was injured after a bundle of steel plates fell
from a crane, trapping his legs underneath.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administrations
Indiana branch is expected to conduct any safety investigations
relating to the incident, the spokesman said.
The spokesman told AMM that the Indiana flat-rolled
steel facilityone of seven Cargill operates around the
United States that focuses on hot-rolled band, pickled and
oiled cold-rolled steel and tin mill productsis one of
the Minneapolis-based companys larger service centers,
but declined to disclose production volumes.