Spill, Fire Shuts Down Ind. Steel Plant

cbs2chicago.com
A fire sparked by a spill of about 200 tons of molten iron has shut down part of Mittal Steel USA’s plant at Indiana Harbor.

Company officials say the 2,000-degree liquid metal that started the fire spilled Friday night from a giant ladle when a crane’s hoist became entangled with the ladle’s tilting mechanism.

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