An Indiana Iron Worker from Valparaiso Indiana died in an accident at ArcelorMittal Steel West Indiana Harbor. Michael Samuelson, 39, died of blunt force trauma near the mill’s basic oxygen furnace. OSHA currently has the matter under investigation and fines have not yet been assessed.
At Golitko & Daly we represent many union workers and iron workers in these unfortunate life changing tragedies. There are many things to consider from Workers Compensation Death Benefits and also potential litigation against machine manufacturers or other responsible parties. Almost always these events could have been prevented – but as work injury lawyers we find the shortcuts that were made that lead to such events.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of yet another iron worker lost.