Oklahoma steel plant blast kills two
24 January 2014
An explosion at the Mid-American Steel and Wire plant in Madill, Oklahoma, on January 20, killed two workers and injured another, according to police.
Electric arc furnace stock photo
The company released this statement following the incident: "On Monday January 20th,2014, a tragic accident occurred at Mid American Steel and Wire. A violent reaction occurred at the Electric Arc Furnace resulting in two fatalities, two valuable team members of our company family… An accident investigation is currently underway both internally as well as with outside agencies such as OSHA & law enforcement. Company operations have been halted until further notice. We appreciate the patience of all those affected while we complete the investigation and deal with this tragic loss."
OSHA says the investigation could take up to six months.