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2 Northrop Workers Die in Shipyard Incidents

July 12, 2006|From the Associated Press

Two employees of Northrop Grumman Ship Systems died in separate incidents at the company's New Orleans-area yard, authorities said.

A 50-year-old employee in the company's insulation department was found unconscious Monday aboard a ship, according to a statement released by the company.

Later that day, a piece of equipment fell on an employee, crushing him, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish sheriff said.

Both men were pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital.

Northrop Grumman Ship Systems is a unit of Century City-based defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp.

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