Explosion in Alabama Steel Plant Kills Workers
A recent explosion at a steel manufacturer company in Alabama was a scene of tragedy, according to One fatality, two injured in explosion at U.S. Steel in Fairfield.
Three workers were injured when a pipe exploded in the QBOP are of the plant. Molten steel is produced and handled in that area. Company emergency staff responded to the incident, and the workers were later transferred to the hospital. One worker later died.
The initial blast happened on September 21, 2014.
According to this story on September 24, a second worker later died. A Labor Department spokesman said OSHA is investigating.
“This marks the eighth OSHA investigation of the facility since 2003, according to documents provided by the department. The Fairfield Works facility is located about 10 miles outside of Birmingham.”
The local ABC affiliate reports that the three men injured were Leo Bridges and Mac Bedwell. The first worker who was injured and later died was Edward Lamar Bryant. Leo Bridges died a few days after the blast.
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