One Injured in Molten Steel Spill at Steel of West Virginia
The Herald Dispatch reported that molten steel spilled at Steel of West Virginia plant in Huntington. Huntington firefighters were met with the smoke plume coming from a building and plant personnel who said hot molten steel had somehow gotten out of its container and led to at least one person being injured and taken to a hospital. Goal of the fire department was to cool everything down near the spill until the steel was no longer a threat. While assessing the building for hot spots, firefighters found fire still burning near the roof of the building. Fire had been extinguished and the fire department was no longer on scene. No further details were available.
Steel of West Virginia Vice President & General Manager Mr Chuck Abbott, said “We are thankful for the Huntington Fire Department and paramedics for their quick and professional response. An investigation is underway and we will work closely with the appropriate authorities throughout this process. The company’s thoughts and prayers were with the injured man and his family as he begins recovery.”
Steel of West Virginia Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Steel Dynamics Inc, was incorporated in 1982 after its beginnings as West Virginia Rail Company in 1907. Steel of West Virginia Inc is the parent company of SWVA Inc, SWVA Kentucky, LLC, Marshall Steel Inc and Steel Ventures Inc.