Aker worker stable after crane incident

Posted: February 15, 2014

An Aker Philadelphia Shipyard employee injured while repairing a crane early Wednesday is in stable condition, the South Philadelphia shipbuilder said.

The employee, an electrician, was performing maintenance on a gantry crane "when an electrical fault occurred," Aker said. The Philadelphia Fire Department responded.

The employee, whom Aker did not identify, citing privacy concerns, was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center with burns on his face and hands, an Aker union official said. The shipbuilding projects were "not expected to be materially impacted" and overall operations are continuing, Aker said.

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