Timothy Dagon, a 42-year-old steelworker at US Steel's mill in Granite City, Illinois, USA was pronounced dead on Sunday 5th March after an accident in the plant's rail yard.

While the cause of death has not yet been released by the St.Louis University Hospital, the incident is currently under investigation by the Granite City Police Department.

Erin DiPietro, US Steel's corporate communications manager, said: "Yesterday [5th March] at approximately 10am local time, there was an incident at US Steel's Granite City Works in the rail yard area of the plant that resulted in an employee fatality."

DiPietro added that an investigation into the incident was underway.

The Granite City plant was closed down in December 2015 and many workers were laid off, according to an on-line media report. However, the plant has since re-opened.

Source: World Socialist Web Site.