Cleveland-Cliffs Indiana Harbor steel plant

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Cleveland-Cliffs Indiana Harbor steel plant, also known as Indiana Harbor, ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor steel plant (predecessor), ArcelorMittal East Chicago, Inland Steel (predecessor), or LTV Steel (predecessor), is a 7254 TTPA steel plant in East Chicago, Indiana, United States.[1] It operates a blast furnace (BF), basic-oxygen furnace (BOF), and electric arc furnace (EAF).


The map below shows the location of the steel plant in Riverdale, Illinois, United States.

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The Indiana Harbor steel plant was built in 1901; historically, it was two separate plants (now known as the East Works, and the West Works). The newer and smaller West Works was founded in 1923 by the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company, which then became part of LTV Steel in 1984. ArcelorMittal acquired both in 2004.[2] In 2020, ArcelorMittal was bought by Cleveland Cliffs, who acquired the Indiana Harbor plant.[1]

In January 2020, the electric arc furnace (EAF) of the plant was idled with no plans of restarting.[3]

Worker Safety

In July 2020, a 71-year old worker died at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor when they were struck by a coil tractor.[4][5] The company was fined $21,000 for safety violations related to the incident.[6]

On April 2, 2019, a 49-year old man was killed at the steel plants raw materials yard when the engine he was operating struck a rail car on an adjacent track.[4]

In 2017, one worker was killed by injuries from a crane accident at the steel plant and another worker was killed in a buggy accident at the plant.[4]

A total of 393 steelworkers have died on the job at the ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor steel plant.[4]

Plant Details

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Completes Acquisition of ArcelorMittal USA, Cleveland-Cliffs, Dec. 9, 2020
  2. Center for Land Use Interpretation. "INDIANA HARBOR WORKS STEEL PLANT, INDIANA". Center for Land Use Interpretation. Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 2021 AIST Electric Arc Furnace Roundup, Association for Iron & Steel Technology, Jan. 2020
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Worker dies at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor in East Chicago, Joseph S. Pete, NorthWest Indiana Times, Jul. 21, 2020, Updated: Jul. 31, 2020, Retrieved on: Aug. 6, 2020
  5. Worker killed at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor was 71-year-old man, Joseph S. Pete, NorthWest Indiana Times, Jul. 22, 2020, Updated Aug. 3, 2020, Retrieved on: Aug. 6, 2020
  6. Johnson-Bolden, Nikki (2021-01-11). "Indiana OSHA Fines Steel Mill $21,000 For Safety Violations That Lead to Worker's Death -". Occupational Health & Safety. Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Cleveland Cliffs (2020). "Indiana Harbor Fact Sheet" (PDF). Cleveland Cliffs. Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Cleveland Cliffs (2021). "Indiana Harbor". Cleveland Cliffs. Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  9. "Union President AK Steel to Change Its Name". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  10. AIST (2017). "2017 AIST Blast Furnace Roundup" (PDF). AIST. Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  11. Fact Book 2019, ArcelorMittal, 2020
  12. Fact Book 2020, ArcelorMittal, 2021
  13. 2021 AIST Blast Furnace Roundup, Association for Iron & Steel Technology, Jan. 2021
  14. Indiana Harbor, ArcelorMittal, Retrieved on: Aug. 6, 2020

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