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Cargill Ind. service center back online after accident

Keywords: Tags  Cargill Inc., East Chicago, service center, injury, production online, hot-rolled, pickled, Samuel Frizell

NEW YORK — Operations at Cargill Inc.’s East Chicago, Ind., service center are back online after being temporarily halted when an employee was injured in a Jan. 23 accident.

“The plant is operating again,” a spokesman for the company told AMM in an e-mail. “We are investigating the incident internally and we will fully cooperate with local and federal safety organizations with their investigations.”

The facility, one of seven that Cargill operates around the United States that focuses on hot-rolled band, pickled and oiled cold-rolled steel, and tin mill products, began running again Jan. 28 after a five-day shutdown, the spokesman said.

The site had halted operations after a bundle of steel plates fell from a crane, trapping an employee’s legs underneath (, Jan. 28). 

The spokesman declined to comment on the facility’s production volumes or on the closure’s effect on output or shipping levels.

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