Steel Dynamics Worker Killed
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COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (AP) (Indiana's NewsCenter)- A northern Indiana man has died in an accident at a steel plant. Authorities say 58-year-old Cory G. Cochlin of Columbia City died Thursday night at Steel Dynamics Inc. when he was run over by a large vehicle. Whitley County Coroner Scott Smith says an autopsy showed that Cochlin died of massive blunt-force trauma at the plant about 20 miles west of Fort Wayne. Cochlin worked for a company that hauls slag - a byproduct of smelting - from the steel plant. His death is the first at Steel Dynamics' Columbia City plant since December 2006, when a worker died when two 3-ton steel beams fell on his chest.