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Florida Shipyard cited after employee drowns


A North Florida Shipyard was cited after a worker drowned when a pressured air manifold struck and knocked him into the St. Johns River in Jacksonville. The company was cited for exposing workers to struck-by, drowning, amputation, caught-in, and electrical hazards; allowing scuba divers to work unaccompanied by another diver; and failing to ensure that machines had proper guarding. OSHA proposed penalties totaling $271,061. Read the news release for more information.


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