Man Killed In Explosion At U.S. Steel Plant

Thu, 09/03/2009 - 12:05pm

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — A man has died after an explosion and fire at United States Steel Corp.'s Clairton Coke Works near Pittsburgh that also injured another person.

A company spokeswoman confirmed the death in Thursday's explosion, but the company isn't releasing his name. He was a contractor doing maintenance in the plant.

The company, citing privacy laws, declined to provide information about the second person's injuries.

Allegheny County dispatchers say the call came in at 11:26 a.m. Thursday. United States Steel has its own fire department, which has responded to the scene.

It wasn't immediately clear what cause the fire or where in the plant it occurred.


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