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Explosion at Gerdau Mill Injures Four

21 Sep 2017 - Gerdau has halted operations at its Wilton, Iowa, USA, mini-mill following a Wednesday night explosion that injured four people. 

Fire Damages New York Bar Finishing Plant

15 Sep 2017 - U.S.-based Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc. is investigating the cause of a fire that damaged the pickling operation at its Dunkirk, N.Y., bar and rod finishing plant. 

SBQ Meltshop Returns to Service

31 Aug 2017 - Production has resumed at an Illinois meltshop after a breakout disrupted operations for slightly more than two weeks.   

Steel Manufacturers Association Recognizes Three for Safety Achievements

18 Aug 2017 - The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) has named two people and a steel facility as the recipients of the 2017 Don B. Daily Achievement in Safety award, the association's highest safety recognition. 

Report: Two Killed in Coke Oven Explosion

16 Aug 2017 - Two people were killed and 10 others were injured Tuesday in a coke oven explosion at a Gerdau SA plant in Brazil, according to the Reuters news service. 

Plate Mill Restarts After Seven-Month Outage

08 Aug 2017 - Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. has restarted the plate mill at its Oita Works more than seven months after a fire burned up an electrical room, the company has announced. 

Breakout Reported at Illinois Bar Mill

07 Aug 2017 - Firefighters were summoned to the Alton Steel meltshop early Saturday morning after 100 tons of molten steel broke out of a ladle, according to The (Alton, Ill.) Telegraph. 

Six Injured in Accident at U. S. Steel's Great Lakes Works

01 Aug 2017 - Six people were injured Tuesday morning in what is being called an explosion at United States Steel Corporation’s Great Lakes Works in Michigan.

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