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Worker dead after incident on Clearwater Seafoods vessel out of Mulgrave

A sign for Clearwater Seafoods in Bedford, N.S. (Robert Short/CBC - image credit)
A sign for Clearwater Seafoods in Bedford, N.S. (Robert Short/CBC - image credit)

A worker has died following a workplace incident aboard a Clearwater Seafoods vessel in Mulgrave, N.S., on Thursday.

Nova Scotia's Department  of Labour, Skills and Immigration said Occupational Health and Safety officers are investigating. The department said a stop-work order is in place.

In a statement Saturday, Clearwater spokesperson Christine Penney said the incident took place on the company's vessel Anne Risley.

The vessel was in Mulgrave undergoing maintenance at the time of the incident. The vessel remains at port and the company is co-operating with authorities, according to the statement.

The company is organizing support and counselling for the family and crew of the vessel, the statement says.

This is the second workplace death reported in Nova Scotia in one week. On Monday, a worker at Irving's Halifax Shipyard died after he was struck by a piece of equipment.

"As another family is mourning the loss of a loved one in one week, we want to remind everyone of the importance of workplace safety because all Nova Scotians should come home safe from work," the province said in a statement on Friday.

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