Worker Badly Burned At AK Steel's Ohio Plant

Mon, 08/24/2009 - 12:01pm

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Fire and union officials say a worker has been badly burned at AK Steel's Middletown Works coke plant in southwest Ohio.

Middletown Fire Capt. David Adams says the man was performing maintenance work Monday when he slipped into what the company says is a condensation pit where hot water collects at the plant. No one else was injured.

AK Steel Holding Corp. spokesman Alan McCoy said the worker was in stable condition Monday.

McCoy had no details on how the worker fell into the pit. He says the company is investigating.

Union local President Scott Rich says the worker was injured about 9 a.m. and was taken by medical helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

The man's name was being withheld until his family could be notified.


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