EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) - A Porter County man has died after a machine part
fell on him at an ArcelorMittal steel mill in East Chicago.
The Lake County coronerís office company says 33-year-old Jason Ham of
Wheeler was pronounced dead from blunt force trauma at the scene of the
accident late Wednesday.
The company issued a statement Thursday saying a preliminary investigation
showed the mechanic was removing a hydraulic cylinder when something
disturbed an arm supporting a pivot table, causing the table to pivot
Indiana Department of Labor spokesman Marc Lotter says the Indiana
Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death.
IOSHA fined ArcelorMittal $12,250 after finding four serious violations in
connection with a July 2009 death at the mill.