United States Steel Corporation issued the following statement in response to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations.
The company's statement follows:
"U. S. Steel has received and is reviewing the citations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) following its investigation of the September 21, 2014 incident at our Fairfield Works in Birmingham, Ala., which resulted in the deaths of two of our employees and the injury of another. We remain deeply saddened by the loss of our friends and colleagues, and continue to express our sincerest sympathies to their families.
"U. S. Steel has a long-standing commitment to the safety and health of the men and women who work for our company. Safety is a primary core value and something we take very seriously. We have worked cooperatively with OSHA and the United Steelworkers throughout the investigation and will continue to work with them going forward."
United States Steel Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., is a leading integrated steel producer and Fortune 200 company with major production operations in the United States and Central Europe and an annual raw steelmaking capability of 24.4 million net tons. The company manufactures a wide range of value-added steel sheet and tubular products. For more information about U. S. Steel, please visit www.ussteel.com.