Canadian shipyard worker loses life in workplace incident

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A 43-year-old worker died at Halifax Shipyard on February 19 after being hit by equipment. Following the accident, Irving Shipbuilding cancelled shifts and offered counselling to employees. A stop-work order was issued, and the equipment involved will be inspected. Irving Shipbuilding expressed condolences and committed to cooperating with the investigation led by the Department of Labour and supported by the police. The identity of the deceased has not been disclosed as the investigation continues, focusing on determining the accident’s cause and preventing future incidents.  Unifor also expressed condolences and promised to support the investigation and ensure safety measures are enforced.

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