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Fatality at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor

Written by Sandy Williams

A steelworker at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor died early on Monday after a golf cart-style buggy he was driving went under a stationary scrap trailer. Alfred Candena, 61, a line operator, was working with coworkers to move a strip of steel broken off from a weld on the trailer. 

“After initial response by coworkers, he was transported by plant ambulance and plant medical responders to a local hospital,” USW Local 1010 President Tom Hargrove told the NWI Times.

The Lake Country Coroner’s office is conducting a standard toxicology test. “An official cause of death has not been determined at this point in time,” said Hargrove.

A spokeswoman for the company said the incident is under investigation by ArcelorMittal and the United Steelworkers union. “The ArcelorMittal family extends our deepest sympathy to family and friends of the deceased and is offering onsite counseling services for employees,” she said.

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