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Steelworkers hospitalized for carbon monoxide exposure hours after Trump visit

Steelworkers hospitalized for carbon monoxide exposure hours after Trump visit
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Two contractors working at Illinois’s Granite City Works steel plant were hospitalized Thursday and treated for carbon monoxide exposure, U.S. Steel said.

The incident occurred just hours after President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Romney on NRSC awarding Trump: Not 'my preference' McConnell sidesteps Trump calling him 'dumb son of a b----' MORE toured the facility and gave remarks to steelworkers, according to St. Louis’s KMOV.

Ten other workers were reportedly given health evaluations on-site but were not taken to the hospital.

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Trump spoke to steelworkers in Granite City on Thursday, and has taken credit for the facility’s reopening after the president imposed tariffs on imported steel from some countries earlier this year.

U.S. Steel earlier this year reopened one of the plant’s blast furnaces after Trump announced 25 percent tariffs on some steel and aluminum imports.

KMOV reported that the hospitalized contractors were working on the facility’s blast furnace “A,” which is currently offline. The company hopes to reopen blast furnace A by October.

U.S. Steel said they are investigating Thursday’s incident, according to KMOV.