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Fraser Shipyards Working with OSHA After Worker is Burned

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March 04, 2017 05:36 PM

Fraser Shipyards Inc. says it's working with a U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation after a worker was burned last month.

The incident occurred Feb. 6 while the worker was servicing a vessel in the Duluth-Superior Harbor. The worker remains hospitalized in Duluth.

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Fraser president James Farkas says the company reported the incident to OSHA and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and they are now working to understand what happened. The investigation involves a review of company policies, interviews and an on-site investigation.

Earlier this year, Fraser agreed to pay a $700,000 fine and make safety improvements in order to settle a case related to employee lead exposure, which happened during the repowering and refurbishing of the Herbert C. Jackson Great Lakes freighter.

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