Worker dies at Gary Works steel mill | Northwest Indiana Business Headlines | nwitimes.com
GARY — A worker died while on the job at the Gary Works steel mill Friday night.
United Steelworkers Union District 7 Director Mike Millsap said the death did not appear to have been the result of an industrial accident.
A 39-year-old electrician collapsed and died while working on a crane at the 84-inch hot strip mill, Millsap said. The death appeared to witnesses at the scene to have been the result of natural causes.
"It was not because of an injury," Millsap said. "It was an apparent heart attack."
The worker was a contractor who belonged to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union.
Attempts to revive the man at the scene were unsuccessful, Millsap said. He was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead.
"It's just tragic …
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