GARY, Ind. (AP) -
The Indiana Department of Labor is fining U.S. Steel $14,000 after an
investigation into a steelworker’s death found the company committed two
serious safety violations.
Indiana) Times reports that state investigators found U.S. Steel failed to
provide safety training and protections against live electrical equipment.
spokeswoman Kristin Reed says U.S. Steel is contesting the ruling.
Jonathan Arizzola died after he was electrocuted while trying to fix a crane
at Gary Works steel mill in September.
Safety and Health Administration investigation determined that maintenance
employees were performing repairs to a crane in the slab yard while three
collector rails were live. OSHA says that exposed the workers to electrical
Union officials had
raised concerns that maintenance workers were pushed to hurry through