February 26th, 2024

Algoma Steel says structure collapse Saturday disrupted coke production, no injuries

By The Canadian Press on January 22, 2024.

Algoma Steel Group Inc. says a structure supporting utilities piping at its coke-making plant collapsed on Saturday. Steam rises as water is poured over hot steel at Essar Steel Algoma in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Wednesday, March 14, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Algoma Steel Group Inc. says a structure supporting utilities piping at its coke-making plant collapsed on Saturday.

The company said there were no injuries, but the incident resulted in a coke oven gas main failure generating abnormal flaring and emissions.

It also said effluent entered an adjacent waterway and that containment efforts were underway.

Algoma said coke production was interrupted, but all other departments were operating normally.

It said that it has adequate coke supply on hand and that it did not expect customer shipments to be affected at this time.

Shares in Algoma were down 50 cents or 4.09 per cent at $11.72 in afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 22, 2024.

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