NEW YORK A contractors employee was fatally injured at U.S. Steel Corp.s Great Lakes Works while operating a crane early April 4, a company spokeswoman told AMM via e-mail.
"No other injuries have been reported and no additional details are available at this time," the spokeswoman said.
It was not immediately clear whether the accident was related to a roof collapse at the Ecorse, Mich., facility that forced the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker to temporarily suspend operations at its basic oxygen process shop (amm.com, March 28).
U.S. Steels Great Lakes Works, which sits along the Detroit River, produces hot-rolled, cold-rolled and coated sheet steel for the automotive industry. It has three blast furnaces and two top-blown basic oxygen process furnaces, among other facilities, and has an annual raw steelmaking capacity of some 3.8 million net tons.