Friday, July 16, 2010

Nine Victims from U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) Explosion Remain in Hospital

After the explosion on Wednesday at the U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) Clairton Works Coke Plant, 20 percent were injured. An update from U.S. Steel Thursday said of those 20 injured, nine remain hospitalized.

In a late afternoon press release, the company said this:

“As of 3:00 p.m. this afternoon, 9 people remained hospitalized recovering from injuries that occurred during yesterday morning’s incident at the B Battery of U. S. Steel’s Clairton Plant coke making operation. U. S. Steel’s Medical Department is continuing to closely monitor the conditions of those who are still in local hospitals. Our thoughts continue to be with those who were injured yesterday as well as their family members."

The company added they investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing, and the battery of coke ovens where the explosion happened should be operating again in about a week.

The rest of the coke batteries at the plant are still operational.

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