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Worker dies in accident at VT Halter; OSHA to investigate

PASCAGOULA — A 66-year-old Pascagoula man died in an industrial accident at VT Halter Marine.

Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus tells The Mississippi Press Lee Thibodeaux died yesterday of blunt force trauma to the upper body.

At about 11 a.m., Pascagoula police responded to the accident at the shipyard. Authorities say the accident involved sandblasting equipment.

Bill Skinner, the company’s chief executive officer, said Thibodeaux was a full-time employee who worked as a sandblast helper.

Skinner said the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration would investigate the accident.

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