investigation into a fire at ArcelorMittal SAs Aktau
steel works in Kazakhstan will officially be opened Feb. 27,
the company told AMM sister publication Steel
First Feb. 26.
The fire began Feb. 22 at one of the plants power
amm.com, Feb. 25).
Output at the coating line and laboratory was temporarily
halted after the fire, but operations in unaffected
areassuch as the tubular linecontinue as
The probe by a government commission comprised of
representatives from the Ministry for Emergencies, the State
Department for Labor and Social Protection, and ArcelorMittal
Aktau will last up to 10 days.
"This is the first incident at our company in almost seven
years since we started operations," chief executive officer
Zhenis Utegenov said. "The company will provide 1.5 million
tenge ($9,830) as compensation for loss of the breadwinner and
about 1 million tenge as additional assistance."