Sioux Steel Workers Grieving but Getting Back to Work
LENNOX, S.D. (AP) — Employees at Sioux Steel in Lennox are gradually getting back to work, after a shooting incident a week ago that killed one worker and injured two others.
CEO Scott Rysdon tells the Argus Leader the company reopened Monday, and has been letting employees come back to work whenever they feel ready. Sioux Steel also is offering counseling and other assistance to workers who want it.
Rysdon says workers are traumatized and need time to heal.
Authorities say Sioux Falls truck driver Jeffrey DeZeeuw got into an argument Feb. 12 with a supervisor at a Sioux Steel location called ProTec and fatally shot Jon Richter and wounded a woman before killing himself. Authorities say DeZeeuw injured another male worker who confronted him.
DeZeeuw's family says he struggled with bipolar disorder.
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