May 15: Worker Crushed to Death on Shrimp Boat

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A worker was fatally crushed while working aboard a shrimp boat off Newfoundland’s coast when a several thousand-pound tub full of shrimp dropped from a hoist onto the worker, who’d been cleaning underneath it. Service NL is looking into the safety practices being followed and will then determine what should be done to ensure similar incidents don’t happen on this or other vessels.