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Four injured in explosion at Gerdau Ameristeel's Wilton plant

Steel News - Published on Fri, 22 Sep 2017

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QC Times reported that the Gerdau steel mill in Wilton has temporarily suspended operations following an explosion that occurred Wednesday night. Three employees and one contractor were injured in the explosion and taken to local hospitals. Two of the employees have been released so far Gerdau Ameristeel said it is working with local authorities to investigate the incident and determine its cause.

Human Resources Manager Shannon Langenberg said the explosion occurred in the plant's shop where steel is melted, on West 3rd Street in Wilton.
The Wilton steel mill employs 220 people. According to the company's website, the Wilton mill went into operation in 1976 and was originally owned by North Star Steel. Around 2004, Gerdau Ameristeel, of Canada, purchased the fixed assets and working capital of four North Star mills, including the Wilton plant.
Gerdau, which was founded in Brazil in 1901, is the leading company in the production of long steel in North and South America, as well as one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world.

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Fri, 22 Sep 2017
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