GRANITE CITY, IL: A U.S. Steel worker died Sunday morning during an incident on the rail yard of the Granite City plant, authorities say.
The worker was killed about 10 a.m., according to company spokeswoman Erin DiPietro. She said the worker's family has been notified, that an investigation is underway and that the company is providing services to the worker's family through its employee assistance program.
DiPietro refused to say more about the incident and said the company would not release the victim's identity "out of respect for the family."
The Madison County Coroner's Office could not immediately be reached Monday morning.
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) – An investigation is underway after a worker died following an incident at the United States Steel plant in Granite City Sunday morning.
The incident occurred around 10 a.m. in the rail yard area of the plant.
After Granite City police and firefighters responded to the scene, the victim was taken by helicopter to a St. Louis hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The victim’s family has been notified, but officials have not released the deceased man’s name.
The U.S. Steel Corporation said they are working closely with the U.S. Steelworkers and relevant government agencies throughout the investigation process. The company also activated its Employee Assistance Program to offer services to the victim’s family and coworkers.
GRANITE CITY, Ill. – The United States Steel Corporation announced on Tuesday that it will partially reopen the idle hot strip mill in Granite City, Illinois, in February of 2017.
“U. S. Steel is making this adjustment to its hot strip mill operating configuration to provide better alignment with customer needs and improve service while increasing the pace of its asset revitalization plan,” the company said in a statement on their website.
Granite City Works blast furnaces and steel making facilities were closed in December 2015, and the hot strip mill was closed in January 2016.
The company says the pickle line, cold mill, and finishing lines at Granite City Works will continue to operate.