NEW YORK An accident at
ArcelorMittal USA LLCs steel plate facility in
Coatesville, Pa., left three employees injured and an
electric-arc furnace temporarily offline.
"The incident is under
investigation by the company and the United Steelworkers," a
spokeswoman told AMM in an e-mail. "The Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has also been
While production had been
affected, deliveries would not be, the spokeswoman said.
"The investigation of cause and
necessary corrections will be completed before returning the
furnace to normal operations," the spokeswoman said. "We have
inventory available to continue meeting customer demand until
the furnace can return to safe operation."
OSHA and the Coatesville police
and fire chiefs could not be reached for comment.
ArcelorMittals Coatesville facility, formerly part of
Bethlehem Steel Corp., produces a range of carbon and alloy
plate products and has a raw steel capacity of some 900,000
tons annually, according to the companys website. The
plant includes an electric-arc furnace, a vacuum degasser,
ingot teeming, a slab caster, two plate mills and heat-treating
and finishing facilities, its website said.