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Employee injured during fire at Schnitzer Steel plant

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on July 16, 2012 at 9:02 am with No Comments »
July 16, 2012 10:07 am

A conveyor belt caught fire at Schnitzer Steel in Tacoma this morning, injuring one worker and halting work while firefighters try to cool the equipment.

The blaze was reported about 8:30 a.m. at the plant, 1902 Marine View Drive.

Employees threw water on the flames themselves until Tacoma firefighters arrived.

“The fire is essentially out but they’re cooling it down,” Battalion Chief Jim Zuluaga said about 9 a.m.

One worker received minor injuries.

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