Ohio steelworker dies after suffering burns on job

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A steelworker in southwestern Ohio has died 10 days after suffering burns on the job.

The Middletown Journal (http://bit.ly/13xcIum ) reports 48-year-old Gregory Barnes of Trenton died Wednesday at a hospital in the Dayton area.

Barnes suffered burns while preparing for maintenance repair work on April 7 at an AK Steel plant in Middletown. The company and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the accident.

AK Steel CEO James Wainscott said Friday that he was “deeply saddened” and that he extends his thoughts and prayers to Barnes’ family.

Barnes was a shift manager in the plant’s steel-making department and was with the company for 16 years.


Information from: Journal, http://wwww.middletownjournal.com

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