NEW YORK A
fatal "industrial accident" at ArcelorMittal USA LLCs
Indiana Harbor plant in East Chicago, Ind., has left one
contractor dead and two others injured.
The incident early
Nov. 13 involved work at the plants No. 3 basic oxygen
furnace (BOF) steel production shop, a company spokesman said
via e-mail. It wasnt immediately clear if production was
The East Chicago
police said they were notified at 6:51 a.m., and police were
dispatched to the scene shortly thereafter, Lt. Marguerite
Wilder told AMM, adding that the department will
follow up with the Occupational Safety and Health
immediately launched a joint investigation involving both
management and the United Steelworkers (union)," the
ArcelorMittal spokesman said. "Appropriate government agencies
have also been notified. The health and safety of our employees
and contractors remains the number one priority for
Calls to OSHA and the
local union werent returned.
No. 3 shop is equipped with two 280-ton-per-heat BOFs. Annual
raw steel output is listed at 3.8 million tons in the
Association for Iron Steel Technologys directory of iron
and steel plants.