Norfolk steel plant worker killed in accident

Posted By:  KLKN Newsroom

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) _ A 58-year-old worker has been killed and another one injured in an accident at a Norfolk steel plant.

The accident at Nucor Steel occurred around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger identified the dead man as Perry Hoemann, of Hoskins, and the injured man as 49-year-old Harold “Junior'' Claussen, of Norfolk.

A spokesman says Hoemann and two others, including Claussen, were dismantling a piece of equipment when a counterweight broke loose and struck the payloader machine they were standing in.

Hoemann was pronounced dead at the scene. Claussen told the Norfolk Daily News that he expected to leave a Norfolk hospital on Thursday.