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UPDATE: Stopwork orders issued for dive operations at Northern Harvest cleanup site in Harbour Breton

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HARBOUR BRETON, N.L. —

The Occupation Health and Safety (OHS) Division of Service NL has issued two stopwork orders on diving operations at the Northern Harvest Sea Farms cleanup site — one to the principal contractor and one to Strickland's Diving.

The order come as a result of an incident involving one of the divers on Saturday. 

OHS officers remain on site investigating the incident.


EARLIER STORY

All diving operations at the Northern Harvest Sea Farms cleanup have been suspended.

Service NL says it should have an update soon.

As first reported by the CBC Newfoundland and Labrador, stop-work orders were issued by Workplace NL after a diver had to be airlifted to the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's.

The cleanup is happening as a result of a recent massive die-off of penned salmon.

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