US Steel’s Granite City Steel plant in the USA has been fined over US$12,000 following an investigation into the death of steelworker Timothy Dagon, 42, who died in the plant’s rail yard.

Dagon, who worked in the rail yard for 20 years, had traces of methamphetamine in his system, but not necessarily enough to be intoxicated, according to St Louis chief medical examiner Michael A Graham.

Dagon fell from a moving railcar and was taken to Saint Louis University Hospital where he later died. His death is ‘at least the third since US Steel purchased Granite City Steel…in 2003’, according to the Belleville News-Democrat.

Source: Belleville News-Democrat