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Worker Killed At Electric Boat Plant

Thu, 07/02/2009 - 8:40am

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- A North Kingstown man has died while working at the Electric Boat Corporation manufacturing plant.

North Kingstown police said Wednesday that the 31-year-old worker, who was not identified, had been using a transport device to move a section of steel outside. When it started raining, the steel had to be moved back inside.

The machinery was not moving as the worker got out. But he became trapped between it and a large door that was being closed.

Officials say the employee, who had worked at Electric Boat for 10 years, was treated on the scene this morning and died at Kent County Hospital.

A spokesman for Electric Boat says work has stopped in that part of the plant and counselors will be available for employees.

Electric Boat is a unit of General Dynamics Corp.

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