CLEVELAND - A spokesperson for Cleveland's ArcelorMittal Steel confirmed that an employee died in an accident at the steel plant on Saturday evening.
According to the Cuyahoga County Coroner's office, the victim has been identified as Randolph Vayda, 50, of Elyria.
The man reportedly fell off of a railroad car and into the path of an oncoming train where he sustained fatal injuries.
A company spokesperson issued the following statement on Sunday:
"We are saddened to confirm that there was a fatality at ArcelorMittal Cleveland on Saturday afternoon. The incident, which occurred on the facility's railroad, remains under investigation by the company and United Steelworkers. Appropriate agencies have also been notified. The ArcelorMittal family extends our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased. The health and safety of our employees remains the number one priority for ArcelorMittal."
ArcelorMittal supplies steel products in all major markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging. The company operates in 60 countries and employs about 245,000 people worldwide.
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