One killed in industrial accident

A 66 year-old man was killed earlier this week after he suffered blunt force trauma to his upper body in an industrial accident at a shipyard.

The man was a full-time sandblast helper and all authorities are releasing about the accident is that it involved a sandblaster. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is expected to help in the investigation.

The industrial company has been fined considerably by OSHA since 2001. It has received citations for welding-related and electrical violations totaling nearly $6,000. A deadly explosion in 2009 killed two workers and injured two others. OSHA found 17 willful violations, eight non-serious violations, and 11 serious violations and fined the company $1.3 million in relation to the fatal blast.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim involved in this tragic accident.

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