NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) – A 58-year-old worker has been killed and another one injured in an accident at a Norfolk steel plant.
The accident at Nucor Steel occurred around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger identified the dead man as Perry Hoemann, of Hoskins, and the other man as 49-year-old Harold “Junior” Claussen, of Norfolk.
Jeff Haase is a manager for Tube City IMS, a company that services steel mills. Haase, says Hoemann working with two Tube City employees, including Claussen, when the accident occurred. They were dismantling a piece of equipment when a counterweight broke loose and struck the payloader machine they were standing in.
Hoemann was pronounced dead at the scene. Claussen told the Norfolk Daily News that he expected to leave a Norfolk hospital on Thursday.