ArcelorMittal says one dead in French factory blast

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 02, 2012 2:44 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An explosion at a steelworks in northern France has killed one worker and injured a second, the site's owner ArcelorMittal said.

ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, said in a statement late on Wednesday it is investigating the cause of the blast, which happened in a maintenance workshop on Wednesday afternoon in Florange, near the city of Metz.

The company did not say whether the explosion has had any impact on production.

(Reporting by Ben Deighton)