PITTSBURGH A railroad
worker was killed in an accident at ArcelorMittal USA
Inc.s Cleveland operation Feb. 16.
The fatality appeared to be
"probably accidental," according to a Cleveland Police
Randolph A. Vayda, 50, who was
found lying on train tracks with a severe head injury, was
pronounced dead at the scene. "The preliminary investigation
revealed that ... during the course of his work (Vayda) was
standing on the platform of the rear-most car of a train. The
victim reportedly fell off and was struck by another train
car," the police report said.
Vayda, a lifelong resident of
Elyria, Ohio, worked as a conductor at the steel mill. He
leaves a widow and two children.
The matter is under
investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration. An ArcelorMittal spokesperson said the
incident, which occurred on the facilitys railroad, also
is being investigated by the company and the United