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ArcelorMittal Italia workers strike on grounds of safety

Christian Fernsby |
Workers of ArcelorMittal Italia started full strike action in the early hours of Thursday for an indefinite period, on grounds of safety.

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This action followed an accident late Wednesday when a crane being operated by a worker at the Taranto works' raw materials pier fell into the sea.

ArcelorMittal Italia said “Following the tragic accident that occurred last night at ArcelorMittal Italia's concession in the port of Taranto, when the DM5 crane fell into the sea, ArcelorMittal Italia can confirm that our colleague who was operating the crane is still missing.

As ArcelorMittal Italia, our thoughts and prayers are with our colleague, his family and all our colleagues.

In line with normal procedure after an accident of this nature, the authorities have seized the area and the machines.

We are working with the authorities and rescuers and we are in contact with family and colleagues, to whom we are providing all possible support.

A thorough investigation to determine the proper cause of the fall of the crane is underway.”

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