Fatal Accident At Evraz Rod And Bar Facility

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

The Evraz Rod and Bar facility in Pueblo was shut down Tuesday after a workplace death.

According to company spokesperson Melodie Ruse, the fatality occurred around noon. The victim, an employee, was struck by a piece of "mobile equipment," causing fatal injuries.

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office has clarified that the equipment was a forklift the 53-year-old victim was using to move materials. The man was pronounced dead in the St. Mary Corwin Emergency Room.

Ruse was unable to provide additional information, saying that an internal investigation will be completed first.

The Sheriff's Office says that all indications suggest this is a tragic accident.

The facility is located at 2100 S. Freeway in Pueblo, CO. It manufactures wire rod and coiled reinforcing bar.


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  • by Javier Location: Wsilver Rolling Mill El Paso TX on Apr 26, 2012 at 09:24 AM
    Deepest sympathy to the family, Friends ans co-workers. Our most sencere condolences.
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    condolences to all family friends and coworkers
  • by Diane Location: canon city on Apr 25, 2012 at 07:30 AM
    Deepest sympathy to the family and friends and co-workers. May God give you the strength to make it through this difficult time.
  • by Native Location: Pueblo on Apr 24, 2012 at 09:05 PM
    We are praying for all of the family, friends and co-workers. Our most sincere condolences.
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    Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of our brother we lost today!
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