A 27-year-old man has died after being struck by a steel door aboard a fishing vessel offshore of Newfoundland.
Both Katsheshuk Fisheries Ltd. and the Trinity Conception RCMP have confirmed the death.
The man was originally from St. Anthony. The incident happened at about 8 p.m. Friday evening as the vessel was heading back to port.
The ship is the Katsheshuk II, which was fishing for shrimp. The boat set sail from Harbour Grace on Jan 26. It is owned by Katsheshuk Fisheries Ltd, a joint venture of Ocean Choice International and the Innu Nation through the Innu Development Limited Partnership. It has a crew compliment of 22.
According to a press release by the company, all members of the crew have been in contact with their families. The family of the deceased has also been notified.
Martin Sullivan, President of Katsheshuk Fisheries Ltd, also gave his condolences to the family.
“This incident is a tragic one. The company will cooperate fully with officials in an investigation of the accident," said Sullivan.
"The news is devastating for all of our employees and the company," read the release.
The Trinity Conception RCMP and occupational health and safety inspectors are investigating the man's death. The transportation and safety board is also aware of the situation.
More information will be posted if it becomes available.