Late last night, an explosion occurred at the U.S. Steel plant near Zug
Island in Michigan—an industrialized island south of Detroit. Two
of the people caught in the explosion were sent to the burn unit at Detroit
Receiving Hospital. At the moment, the severity of their injuries remains
unknown—as well as any details that might identify them prior to
their families being notified.
Initial reports said that the explosion occurred
on Zug Island, but Captain William Abair of the River Rouge Fire Department
confirmed that the explosion happened at “the 80 Inch Hot Strip
U.S. Steel plants have a history with explosions. In 2014, a plant in Fairfield,
AL exploded, injuring 2 and killing 1. The two who were injured were reportedly
covered in severe burns. In 2010, a massive coke-oven explosion injured
20 people at the U.S. Steel plant in Clairton, PA.
Arnold & Itkin hopes that the injuries suffered were minor and that
the injured workers fully recover.