Construction Worker

Blytheville, AR

#1 Mar 7, 2011
I am not from this area, but I will be working at the Nucor Steel plant this week for a scheduled shutdown. Can anybody local tell me what kind of safety record does this plant have? I helped build the Nucor plant in Columbus Mississippi, but with a different contractor, and that place was a death trap, and an accident waiting to happen. Three people had died the previous month when I got there in 2007, and many were injured on the job while I was there. I hate to work at an unsafe worksite, but I have to make a living also.
Atomic Bomb

Blytheville, AR

#2 Mar 7, 2011
I worked for Nucor's Hickman facility for almost 19 years, so I feel qualified to say that they are very safety minded. Many years ago, the safety environment might have been geared more toward 'production before safety', but that's a thing of the past. The company says that safety is the first responsibility of all employees (even over production) and they mean it. I had the feeling that the company was actually concerned about the workers' safety.

As a contractor, you will have to adhere to your company's safety program, of course, but you will also have to go through Nucor's contractor orientation, which covers many safety topics. Nucor spends much time, effort and money to make the place as safe as possible! That being said, you probably know that a steel mill has the potential to be a very dangerous place. Especially on a shutdown with all the extra people and equipment, you can get hurt quickly if you don't keep your head on straight. If you don't wanna get hurt, take personal responsibility for your safety and that of others.

Have an enjoyable visit to our mills. Make lots of money and go home in one piece to your family :)
gotta b kidding

Little Rock, AR

#3 Mar 7, 2011
Construction Worker wrote:
I am not from this area, but I will be working at the Nucor Steel plant this week for a scheduled shutdown. Can anybody local tell me what kind of safety record does this plant have? I helped build the Nucor plant in Columbus Mississippi, but with a different contractor, and that place was a death trap, and an accident waiting to happen. Three people had died the previous month when I got there in 2007, and many were injured on the job while I was there. I hate to work at an unsafe worksite, but I have to make a living also.
You came to topix to obtain info on Nucor's safety record? Why don't you just ask Nucor?

Since: Mar 11

Crossett, AR

#5 Mar 7, 2011
I'm not from Blytheville or that area of the country, but I am interested in the name Hickman.

Is that a company name of one of your steel mills, or is it a town, or something else?
Atomic Bomb

Blytheville, AR

#6 Mar 7, 2011
Oh I get it..you're a troll trying to start some crap about Nucor. I won't fall into that trap too far, but first: TNT and a torch isn't dangerous. TNT is detonated by shock and not fire. Secondly, everyone knows that big industry like steel mills can be dangerous. My point is that, for a large and busy place, Nucor is remarkably safe. When you consider just how much goes on our there, it is safe. Compare apples to apples will ya?

On the deaths you list, learn about them first. The majority were cases of folks being where they shouldn't have been at the time or not following established procedures. Sure enough, a steel mill will bite you in the butt if you don't follow safety rules. Just like driving a car or being in the military, there are potentials to get hurt. You can add to this if you do something you should not.
Guest

Fort Worth, TX

#9 Mar 7, 2011
And you obviously know a lot more than atomic bomb....
wondering wrote:
<quoted text> Nope no troll. TNT is detonated by Nitroglycerin or blasting caps . As figure of speech, but since you want to be stupid about it. Yea Yea its the same story with Nucor if someone gets killed or mangled its never the company fault there 100 percent right every time. Ether your married to a high ranking Nucor boss or your a concubine. Hell a person got there finger cut off last month. What about people getting hit by heavy equipment? How about the guy who got pinched between two rail cars about 14years ago. What about the guy that suddenly died on top of the machine which was suppose to be safe. I tell you what you ask his family how they feel about it. Don't fall for this pricks lies. What about by the port they are dumping waste water into the river?
I'm no troll I just know a lot about Nucor.
Atomic Bomb

Blytheville, AR

#10 Mar 7, 2011
Many know more about steel mills than me. No doubt about it. As far as "the guy who got pinched between to rail cars about 14 years ago", dude, I was there that day. I was a first responder to that awful scene. One, it was a railcar and a yellow Skytrack type machine, not two railcars. Two..sad as it was that the guy was killed, he was standing ON the tracks with his back to oncoming rail traffic while talking to his buddy on the machine. Come on, does that sound smart? It's so sad that the guy paid with his life for just a moment of not thinking, but honestly, if he'd thought to get off the tracks, he's still be around.
Mightbe

United States

#13 Mar 7, 2011
Take a hike... Another bitter non Nucor employee
Hmmm

Jonesboro, AR

#14 Mar 7, 2011
This isn't build-a-bear or a pillow factory... it's a steel mill, that stuff is pretty unforgiving
how did you miss that

Little Rock, AR

#15 Mar 8, 2011
Construction Worker wrote:
I am not from this area, but I will be working at the Nucor Steel plant this week for a scheduled shutdown. Can anybody local tell me what kind of safety record does this plant have? I helped build the Nucor plant in Columbus Mississippi, but with a different contractor, and that place was a death trap, and an accident waiting to happen. Three people had died the previous month when I got there in 2007, and many were injured on the job while I was there. I hate to work at an unsafe worksite, but I have to make a living also.
All you Nucor folks that get on here and you ALL missed this???? Hey Genius......When did Nucor build a plant in Columbus MS?????????? You sir are a LIAR and an IDIOT and havent built ANYTHING but a reputation for ignorance!!!!
Construction Worker

Blytheville, AR

#16 Mar 8, 2011
how did you miss that wrote:
<quoted text> All you Nucor folks that get on here and you ALL missed this???? Hey Genius......When did Nucor build a plant in Columbus MS?????????? You sir are a LIAR and an IDIOT and havent built ANYTHING but a reputation for ignorance!!!!
I started work yesterday, and safety seemed to be a high priority. I may be an idiot at times, but I am not a liar! The name of the mill is Severcorr, I had the name wrong, but the mill does have a lot of ties with Nucor, and when I worked there, a lot of people called it Nucor.

Severstal Columbus, LLC, formerly known as SeverCorr Corporation , was founded in April 2005 by a group of steel executives including former Nucor Corporation CEO John Correnti. It specializes in "mini-mill" plants, designed to recycle steel into new products suitable for the automobile industry. Its first plant outside Columbus, Mississippi, across from Golden Triangle Regional Airport was completed in August 2007 at a cost of $980 million, and shipped first steel in September of that year. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Russian steel company Severstal.In 2008 the company began a $500 million expansion that will double the mill's size and output to 3.4 million tons by the end of 2011
really

Little Rock, AR

#17 Mar 8, 2011
Construction Worker wrote:
<quoted text>
I started work yesterday, and safety seemed to be a high priority. I may be an idiot at times, but I am not a liar! The name of the mill is Severcorr, I had the name wrong, but the mill does have a lot of ties with Nucor, and when I worked there, a lot of people called it Nucor.
Severstal Columbus, LLC, formerly known as SeverCorr Corporation , was founded in April 2005 by a group of steel executives including former Nucor Corporation CEO John Correnti. It specializes in "mini-mill" plants, designed to recycle steel into new products suitable for the automobile industry. Its first plant outside Columbus, Mississippi, across from Golden Triangle Regional Airport was completed in August 2007 at a cost of $980 million, and shipped first steel in September of that year. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Russian steel company Severstal.In 2008 the company began a $500 million expansion that will double the mill's size and output to 3.4 million tons by the end of 2011
No sir, you got caught in a lie. Your still an idiot but we can see that you were able to copy and paste off the internet what you looked up about severstal.. Noone ever called it Nucor, thats another LIE. Just bc Correnti helped start it doesnt mean they "called" it Nucor. You are liar, plain and simple
Construction Worker

Blytheville, AR

#20 Mar 8, 2011
really wrote:
<quoted text> No sir, you got caught in a lie. Your still an idiot but we can see that you were able to copy and paste off the internet what you looked up about severstal.. Noone ever called it Nucor, thats another LIE. Just bc Correnti helped start it doesnt mean they "called" it Nucor. You are liar, plain and simple
Hey, F**K YOU BUDDY! I was there, I helped build it, there was shit labeled Nucor everywhere, and hell yes people called it Nucor, even some operators here still call it Nucor! I may have got the name wrong, but Nucor had close ties with this plant, and the upper management let a lot of things get swept under the rug.
Now as for your plant here, I just asked for the local people to give me an opinion on it's safety record, and from what I saw personally, the plant seemed about as safe as any other industry, and if you got a beef with some of these guys talking about your precious Nucor, you can take it up with them.
I really don't give a rats a** what the plant in Columbus is/was called, any other plant that cared about safety would have had a safety stand down after someone lost a life, but that company simply washed the blood off and said get back to work. I plan on working safe while here, and return home the way I came, but with my wallet a little bit fatter, after that, I don't expect to give this job a second thought.
REALLY

Little Rock, AR

#21 Mar 8, 2011
Construction Worker wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, F**K YOU BUDDY! I was there, I helped build it, there was shit labeled Nucor everywhere, and hell yes people called it Nucor, even some operators here still call it Nucor! I may have got the name wrong, but Nucor had close ties with this plant, and the upper management let a lot of things get swept under the rug.
Now as for your plant here, I just asked for the local people to give me an opinion on it's safety record, and from what I saw personally, the plant seemed about as safe as any other industry, and if you got a beef with some of these guys talking about your precious Nucor, you can take it up with them.
I really don't give a rats a** what the plant in Columbus is/was called, any other plant that cared about safety would have had a safety stand down after someone lost a life, but that company simply washed the blood off and said get back to work. I plan on working safe while here, and return home the way I came, but with my wallet a little bit fatter, after that, I don't expect to give this job a second thought.
Dude you got caught in a lie,man up!!!!!!!!! u just wanted to start stuff about nucor, if you really wanted to know, topix wldnt have been a choice.. everyone KNOWS you lied.. just shut up!
Rogue

Punta Gorda, FL

#22 Mar 9, 2011
wondering wrote:
What about the people who can't work in certain parts of the mill because there lungs are so bad from Nucor poisoning them. I know I have typing errors but this is the truth. How many people have led poisoning, mercury,and radiation poisoning. List can go on and on. But whats the use.
Right, and if it happens to you they just pay the doctors off to limit liability.

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