Indiana Pier Collapses Under Cargo Weight | NBC Chicago

Indiana Pier Collapses Under Cargo Weight

No injuries were reported

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    Large cracks are seen in an ArcelorMittal pier after the structure collapsed Tuesday morning under the weight of off-loaded cargo. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012)

    A pier at the Port of Indiana collapsed Tuesday morning under the weight of off-loaded cargo.

    The U.S. Coast Guard's Michigan City station told the Northwest Indiana Times the pier assigned to ArcelorMittal, a steel and mining company, cracked and collapsed around 5:30 a.m.

    No injuries were reported.

    A spokeswoman for the Marine Safety Unit of the U.S. Coast Guard in Chicago told the paper an investigation is ongoing and further details couldn't be released.