Man seriously injured at former Bethlehem Steel sit
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 11:56
by Nicole Rodman

    A man sustained life-threatening injuries at the former Sparrows Point steel mill site last week after the trailer tire he was changing blew, striking him in the head.
    Baltimore County Police and Fire units responded to the scene at 11:43 a.m. last Wednesday.
    A Maryland State Police medivac helicopter transported the man to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. His condition is unknown.
    County police officials did not provide the name of the victim. It is unknown whether or not the man was a worker at the former steel mill facility.
    Last week’s incident marks the third accident at the steel mill site in the past three months.
   
In May, nine asbestos-removal workers were injured — four critically — after part of the cold mill complex collapsed.
    The workers were all employees of MCM Management Corporation, the company handling demolition work at the former mill site.
    Last month, a worker was seriously injured after being struck in the head by a piece of steel at the facility. The identity of the man’s employer remains unclear. MCM officials confirmed that the worker was not employed by their company.
    Both incidents are being investigated by Maryland Occupational Safety and Health.
    Workers have been performing demolition activities at the former mill site since the property was purchased by liquidator Hilco Industrial and redeveloper Environmental Liability Transfer (ELT) in August 2012.
    Court documents filed last month indicate that ELT has agreed to sell its interest in the mill site to Hilco.
    Hilco, in turn, is reportedly in talks to sell a large portion of the site to Hanover, Md.-based Redwood Capital Investments.