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ArcelorMittal steel mill explosion hospitalizes one with serious burns

Vuk Vujasinovic

Vuk Vujasinovic


On Monday, November 5, 2018, an explosion at a midwestern steel mill rocked an Indiana town and left a steel mill employee seriously injured. The explosion at ArcelorMittal steel mill sparked a fire that sent smoke billowing from an industrial complex along Lake Michigan, about 10 miles southeast of Chicago.

The injured employee suffered serious burns from the blast and was taken by ambulance to an East Chicago hospital for treatment. The fire was controlled within two hours by local East Chicago firefighters and the company’s in-house fire department.

Recently, the company has faced backlash regarding the safety of its facilities. In July of 2018, they were fined $21,000.00 after a worker’s death. Just this past October, the company had a fire break out on a conveyor belt line at their Cleveland, Ohio plant.

Explosions and fires in the workplace

Explosions at chemical plants, oil platforms and other similar facilities are fairly common. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fires and explosions have claimed lives in three percent of fatal work accidents.

It is extremely important that victims of these types of accidents consult with an experienced workplace accident attorney as soon as possible. Large corporations have teams of experts on their side to ensure they avoid compensating you for your injuries. We have over a decade of experience going head to head with these companies, and winning. Take a look at how we helped Gary and 42 other plant workers get their lives back after being injured in a plant explosion.

If you or a loved one were hurt in an explosion or fire at work, time is not on your side. Give us a call at 877-724-7800 or fill out a free, confidential case evaluation form today.