A blast that occurred at a U.S. Steel plant 10 miles away from downtown Detroit on Sunday, December 15 left one worker dead and two others injured.
U.S. Steel Corporation (USS) spokesperson Courtney Boone said in an interview that the explosion at the company’s Great Lakes Works facility in Ecorse left 32-year-old remote control locomotive operator Antonio Palazzolo dead. Palazzolo, a resident of Rockwood, has been with the company for approximately two years. Boone added that two other workers sustained non-serious injuries and were already treated.
The police stated that around 2:30 a.m., a ladle loaded with molten steel turned upside down, causing the fatal explosion.
Great Lakes Works in Michigan manufactures different types of sheet steels primarily used for the automotive industry. It has a production capacity of more than three million tons every year.
Our lawyers from Ravid & Associates, P.C., understand the grief and sorrow brought on by such a tragic industrial accident. We extend our deepest sympathy to Antonio’s loved ones and friends.