EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — A Cleveland-Cliffs official says a contractor was struck and killed by a pickup truck over the weekend at the company’s steel mill in northwest Indiana. The contractor died Saturday evening after being struck in the company’s contractor parking lot in East Chicago’s Indiana Harbor neighborhood, where integrated steel mills line the Lake Michigan shoreline. The Times of Northwest Indiana reports that Cleveland-Cliffs Corporate Communications Director Patricia Persico said in a statement Sunday that the contactor’s identity and employer were not immediately available. She says the fatal incident is being investigated by local police authorities and the company is cooperating with investigators.
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