Explosion strikes AK Steel

AK Steel is the cite of a lockout that’s gone on several weeks now.
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Three explosions late Sunday night at AK Steel shook homes and buildings for miles, sent a mushroom cloud 150 feet into the air and injured three employees.

Pieces of red-hot slag ignited 15 to 20 small fires, damaging the roof of a building, two trailers, a dumpster and a pickup truck, the fire chief said.

“All I saw was this huge ball at first,� said union employee Glenn Reliford. “I’ve worked here 16 years and this was 10 times louder than anything I’ve heard here. It was deafening.�

And from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

One worker suffered burns, another was treated for smoke inhalation and a third sprained an ankle while helping extinguish one of the fires late Sunday, AK Steel spokesman Alan McCoy said.

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