Steelworker dies after industrial accident at Indiana mill
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a steelworker who was injured last week in an industrial accident at a northwest Indiana steel mill has died at a Chicago hospital.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office says 44-year-old Michael Osika of Schererville died Saturday after being injured Thursday at the Cleveland-Cliffs Indiana Harbor steel mill in East Chicago.
Cleveland-Cliffs spokeswoman Patricia Persico says Osika was performing a routine repair when he was injured at the mill’s ladle maintenance area on Lake Michigan.
The industrial accident remains under investigation. Details of the accident have not been released.