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Arcelor Mittal Worker Died in On-side Incident

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November 13, 2013 — A Valparaiso man is dead and two others injured following an incident today at Arcelor Mittal in East Chicago.

According to the Lake County Coroner’s Office 39-year-old Michael Samuelson was pronounced dead around 7 a.m.

Two other workers were also injured and taken to a local hospital.  Their condition has not been released.

The coroner’s report says Samuelson’s death is the result of blunt force trauma which occurred at Mittal Steel on Dickey Road.  East Chicago Police Lieutenant Marguerite Wilder confirmed that the incident involved falling debris and no criminal activity is suspected at this time.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the incident.


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