USW member killed at Evraz in Peublo

Steelworker dies at Evraz plant

A 58-year-old steelworker died Tuesday in an industrial accident at the Evraz Pueblo plant.

The victim was identified as Raymond Duran.

Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer said Duran died before reaching St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center.

“I was told he was involved in an accident involving a forklift,” Kramer said.

Melodie Ruse, spokeswoman for the plant, said the mill was shut down and local authorities and plant officials were investigating the worker’s death.

Ruse said: “We are very saddened to report that one of our employees was fatally injured (Tuesday) when he was struck by a piece of mobile equipment at our Pueblo Rod & Bar facility. Our thoughts and prayers are with our employee, his family members and loved ones.”

Pueblo County Undersheriff JR Hall said that the accident occurred at 11:46 a.m.

“It was an industrial accident. We have no evidence to indicate foul play,” Hall said.

United Steelworkers Local 2102 declined to comment about Duran and his death.

By NICK BONHAM – The Peublo Chieftain