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Shipyard Worker Electrocuted In Accident

FREEPORT - A man is said to be in critical condition at the Rand Memorial Hospital after being electrocuted at the Grand Bahama Shipyard.

Sources identified the 35-year-old victim as Ali Isusin, a Romanian resident of Grand Bahama.

The Shipyard employee was reportedly painting an anchor aboard the ship, York Town Express, when he accidentally touched an electric wire.

He was reportedly unresponsive when found.

According to police sources on Grand Bahama, officials from the Shipyard's safety department refused to co-operate with responding officers, insisting no one had called police and that the accident was an industrial matter.

However, according to a statement issued by the Shipyard last night: "The Royal Bahamas Police Force were given full access to the yard and GBS (the Shipyard) has co-operated fully with their investigation, which is a routine in any accident that requires emergency care."

The statement said: "The Grand Bahama Shipyard strives every day to maintain an accident free zone; staff had recently been congratulated for completing 247 days with out incident. The management and staff wish our fellow employee a speedy recovery."

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