Worker injured in steel plant fire

August 25, 2009 9:11:46 AM PDT
Claymont fire officials say a worker was hospitalized with smoke inhalation after a one-alarm fire broke out at a steel plant. Claymont Fire Company Chief Mark Harris said the fire started in a furnace refractory at Evraz Claymont Steel Company on Monday when molten steel dripped onto an electrical panel. Harris says firefighters had to use ropes to free a man working on a crane because there was no visibility inside the room.

Harris says employees were not allowed back into the unit that caught fire because of smoldering metal inside. He says the unit had smoke damage but it was not extensive. The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.


Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal,