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Officials identify person killed at Nucor Steel in Decatur Saturday

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DECATUR, Ala. – The Decatur Police Department has identified the person killed in what they say was an industrial accident at Nucor Steel Saturday afternoon.

Authorities say after arriving to the scene they discovered that Melvin Gant Jr. had slipped into a vat containing the waste product of finished rolled steel. They say that no lifesaving techniques could be administered and that Grant was pronounced dead at the scene.

At the conclusion of the investigation, it was determined that Gant slipped into the vat while performing his duties.

Authorities have ruled Gant’s death an accident.