One dead after accident at Republic Steel

LORAIN, Ohio - One person is dead after an accident at Republic Steel this morning, the Lorain Fire Department confirmed.

A worker - a 63-year-old brakeman on a train, got trapped between a stationary train and one that was moving on the tracks.

His name has not been released pending family notification. will continue to release information on this developing story as it becomes available.

A statement has been released by Republic Steel.

We regret to announce that there has been a fatality at our Lorain Plant involving a long-time Republic Steel employee who was killed in a rail yard accident late this morning. Local police and emergency personnel are on the scene. We are in the process of contacting his family and want to express our gratitude to the employees and the safety forces that responded to this incident.

This is shocking and tragic news for all of us but especially for the family, friends and colleagues of our employee. We immediately began an investigation and we are cooperating with local authorities and with our own risk management team to determine what happened, and what we can do to make sure something like this does not happen again. All production at the Lorain Plant has been stopped for the day and all employees have been sent home.

...Republic Steel’s Employee Assistance Program will be available on-site to help all employees with additional information.

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