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Company cited after Hoskins, NE man is killed at Nucor Steel Plant


State regulators have cited a company following an incident that killed one worker, and injured another, at the Nucor Steel near Norfolk, Nebraska.

In October, authorities say 58-year-old Perry Hoemann, of Hoskins, died after being struck by a large piece of steel.

Another man, 49-year-old Harold Claussen, Junior, of Norfolk was hurt.  Authorities say the two men were cutting a steel counter-weight off an old piece of machinery when it broke loose and hit them, and the payloader they were in.

Nebraska's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued two citations to Tube City I-M-S, L-L-C based in Pennsylvania.  The company was one of the contractors involved in the incident.

One citation is for employees being exposed to a "slip and fall hazard" while working in the bucket of the loader.  The other is for employees being exposed to a "struck by hazard from gravity" while removing the counterweights.  The total penalty is 14-thousand dollars.

The company has 15 days to accept or contest the violations.

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