Two contractors working at Illinois’ Granite City Works steel plant were hospitalized Thursday and treated for carbon monoxide exposure, U.S. Steel said.
Ten other workers were reportedly given health evaluations on-site but were not taken to the hospital.
U.S. Steel earlier this year reopened one of the plant’s blast furnaces after Trump announced 25 percent tariffs on some steel and aluminum imports.
KMOV reported that the hospitalized contractors were working on the facility’s blast furnace “A,” which is currently offline. The company hopes to reopen blast furnace A by October.
U.S. Steel said they are investigating Thursday’s incident, according to KMOV.
BY AVERY ANAPOL – 07/27/18