Worker Dies in Accident at Submarine Building Facility in Rhode Island

An employee at Electric Boat’s facility in Rhode Island has died from injuries suffered in a workplace accident, the company said.

Sean Davies, a vice president for the Connecticut-based submarine builder, told WPRI-TV the incident took place around 8 a.m. at the company’s facility in North Kingstown.

He didn’t disclose the nature of the accident or the name of the employee killed, but said the worker had been an inspector for about four years.

“We are extremely saddened by this loss and I know that you all share in this grief,” Davies said in a statement. “The Quonset team is a tight-knit group, and we will all feel the effects of this incident for quite some time. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of our colleague.”

The station said that all lift work at the Quonset Point facility was suspended until an investigation was complete.