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Fire, explosion rock Steelton steel mill

Posted 2/4/14

 

 

 

 

One hour could have cost lives.

An explosion and fire destroyed a building that housed a locker room, shower facilities, bathrooms and offices at ArcelorMittal steel plant in Steelton at 1 p.m. on …

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Fire, explosion rock Steelton steel mill

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One hour could have cost lives.

An explosion and fire destroyed a building that housed a locker room, shower facilities, bathrooms and offices at ArcelorMittal steel plant in Steelton at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2. No one was injured – but if the explosion had occurred about an hour later, chances are there would have been fatalities.

“If it would have been an hour or a couple hours later, there would have been people changing,” said Ray Fernandez, a master electrician at the plant. “It would have been pretty ugly.”

About 70 people, split into three shifts, use the building, which also has a repair shop attached to it, Fernandez said . . .

 

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