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Blog Author Steve Hudgik

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Arc Flash Injures One, Five Others Treated For Smoke Inhalation

An apparent arc flash at ThyssenKrupp Steel USA in Calvert, Alabama injured an worker who is being treated for hand and head injuries.  An article on the FOX10 TV web site reports:

"A spokesperson for ThyssenKrupp Steel USA said an electrical arc incident sent one worker to the hospital and five others were treated for smoke inhalation. The incident is being investigated by the ThyssenKrupp Steel EHS team."

Read the complete article here.

The incident happened during a maintenance shutdown when the mill was not operating.

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