EAST CHICAGO, Ind.
(AP) Ń A worker at an ArcelorMittal steel mill in northwestern Indiana died
after he was struck by a vehicle, the company said.
The man died
Tuesday after being hit by a coil tractor at the Indiana Harbor steel mill
in East Chicago, ArcelorMittal spokesman William Steers said. The company
and the United Steelworkers were investigating the fatality, he said.
The Lake County
Coroner’s Office said 71-year-old George Salinas of Gary was pronounced dead
at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday. His cause of death was pending.
District 7 Director Mike Millsap said the union was investigating what
ArcelorMittal offered condolences to Salinas’ family, saying that it was
“deeply troubled by today’s incident and will make every effort to
understand the cause and take measures to prevent a possible reoccurrence.”
The man’s death is
the fourth fatal workplace accident at ArcelorMittal’s East Chicago steel
mill since 2017, The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported.