Fraser Shipyards says Injured Employee has Died

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The employer of a man seriously burned while working on board a Great Lakes freighter at the Twin Ports harbor says he has died from his injuries.

Fraser Shipyards issued a statement Monday saying 53-year-old Joseph Burch has died from injuries suffered in the Feb. 6 accident at the Duluth-Superior harbor. Fraser says Burch was working on repairing the freighter.

Burch was a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 117.

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