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JSW Steel USA Hit by 'Minor' Burn Through at Ohio EAF

Written by Michael Cowden

JSW Steel USA’s electric arc furnace (EAF) sheet mill in Mingo Junction, Ohio, has experienced a “minor furnace burn through,” the company’s top executive said.

But the impact on customers is expected to be limited, JSW Steel USA CEO Mark Bush told Steel Market Update.


The burn through happened on Sunday, Sept. 26, and repairs are expected to take no longer than 7-10 days, he said.

“Based on the inventories on the ground and in our pipeline when the event occurred, we expect minimal impact to our customers,” Bush said.

And, more importantly, no one was seriously hurt.

“There were no reportable injuries to any of our team members or contractors. The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone on the site is always our first priority,” he said.

The U.S. subsidiary of India’s JSW Group also operates a plate and pipe mill in Baytown, Texas.

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