Worker at steel plant dies after found unconscious

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Authorities say a northwest Indiana man died after he was found unconscious at his job at U.S. Steel's Gary Works.

The Lake County coroner's office says 61-year-old Donald Graden of Portage was transported to Methodist Hospital Northlake in Gary, where he was pronounced dead about 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

The Times reports ( ) that Graden was found at a blower house with no overt signs of trauma.

The coroner's office says an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of Graden's death

A spokeswoman for U.S. Steel didn't return a phone call seeking comment.

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