Today at approximately 12:15 p.m. a fire occurred on site at ArcelorMittal Dofasco.

The fire was contained and extinguished by Dofasco’s internal Fire Dept. and there were no injuries as a result of the fire.

The fire was in a conveyor belt system operated by a third party contractor that is used to screen coke (for sizing purposes). At the time of the fire, the conveyor was not in service as it was undergoing maintenance. Although, the fire was quickly contained by our internal fire department, it did cause a dark visible emission near the Blast Furnace area of Dofasco’s Bayfront property.

We reported the incident immediately to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Spills Action Centre. Our third party contractor will be conducting a Root Cause Analysis and we will provide further information if and when available.

About ArcelorMittal Dofasco

About ArcelorMittal Dofasco ArcelorMittal Dofasco is Canada’s largest producer of flat carbon steel and is part of the world’s largest steel and mining company. Headquartered in Hamilton, ON, with more than 4,500 employees each year we ship 4.5 million net tons of high-quality flat carbon steel to partners in automotive, energy, packaging and construction which are used in increasingly lighter, stronger and more sustainable products – from cans to cars. Our purpose is to produce ever smarter steels that have a positive benefit for people and planet. High performance steels made using innovative processes which use less energy, emit significantly less carbon and reduce costs. Steels that are cleaner, stronger and reusable. With steel at our core, our inventive people and an entrepreneurial culture at heart, we will support the world in making that change. This is what we believe it takes to be the steel company of the future. For more information about ArcelorMittal Dofasco, please visit:

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