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, our more than 5,000 employees are dedicated to being world class as we strive to transform tomorrow with lighter, stronger and more sustainable steel. For us, steel is the fabric of life, as it is at the heart of the modern world. ArcelorMittal has a presence in more than 60 countries and an industrial footprint in over 20 countries. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, we are the leading supplier of quality steel in the major global steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with world-class research and development and outstanding distribution networks. For more information about ArcelorMittal Dofasco, please visit: http://dofasco.arcelormittal.com/

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