A citation and $560 fine against Nucor Corp.'s Vulcraft Division steel operations stemming from an industrial death may be reconsidered by the Utah Occupational Safety and Health Division.
UOSH Compliance Supervisor Don Anderson said his agency is going to compare Vulcraft's stacking of steel rods with methods used by other manufacturers.In a citation issued last month, a UOSH investigator said Vulcraft stacked rod bundles too high. But after an informal meeting last Thursday with Vulcraft representatives, Anderson said, "Maybe we weren't totally correct.
"I'm not sure they were in violation if the strapping was correct," he said.
Anderson said steel bands of the kind used to strap the rod bundles still are being tested to see if they meet manufacturer load-bearing specifications.
UOSH contended in its citation that excessive height of stacks at Vulcraft created enough force on lower rods to snap bands and collapse a stack, burying Bryan Yantes, 27, Mantua, Box Elder County, under tons of steel on March 15.
Vulcraft Operations Manager Richard Campbell said the UOSH regulation cited is vague and does not specify height limits.