NEW YORK Timken Co.
temporarily suspended production at its Faircrest Steel Plant
in Canton, Ohio, this past weekend after two contractors were
killed in a construction accident.
The incident occurred shortly
after noon on May 4. The workers were employed by independent
contracting company Beaver Excavating Co., Canton, a spokesman
for the company told AMM.
Canton-based Timken ceased
construction and steelmaking operations at the Faircrest plant
following the incident, though steel operations at the facility
were restarted May 6.
Beaver Excavating said it is
investigating the accident in conjunction with the Occupational
Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). "We do not yet know
how this terrible accident happened, but we are working with
officials from (OSHA) to determine what caused this tragedy and
what can be done to make sure something like this does not
happen again," Beaver Excavating executive vice president Matt
Sterling told AMM in an e-mailed statement.
"We are in the early stages of (the) investigation," OSHA
added, declining to comment further.