Police say Vayda was working and during the course of his work, he was standing on the platform of the rear-most car of a train. He reportedly fell off and was struck by another train car.
Vayda was pronounced dead on the scene by EMS. He appeared to have suffered severe head trauma.
A spokesperson says the incident occurred on the facility's railroad and remains under investigation by the company and United Steelworkers. Appropriate agencies have also been notified.
ArcelorMittal released a statement saying, "We are saddened to confirm that there was a fatality at ArcelorMittal Cleveland on Saturday afternoon."
"The ArcelorMittal family extends our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased," the statement continued. "The health and safety of our employees remains the number one priority for ArcelorMittal."
ArcelorMittal Cleveland is one of the company's largest U.S. facilities, covering more than 950 acres of land with 7,000,000 square feet of buildings.
It is a fully integrated steel making plant with two blast furnaces that feed two steel making facilities capable of producing 3.6 million tons of raw steel annually. ArcelorMittal Cleveland is also the most efficient steel mill in the world, based on tons of steel produced per worker hour.
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