Fraser Shipyards Reaches $7.5M Settlement Over Workers’ Lead Claims

 Thursday, November 8, 2018

 Wisconsin Public Radio

Fraser Shipyards in Superior has reached a $7.5 million settlement with more than 60 workers who were exposed to unsafe lead levels while working on a Great Lakes freighter. Four lawsuits were brought against the Superior shipyard for blood lead poisoning that occurred while working on the boiler and steam power system of the 59-year-old Herbert C. Jackson. A report by Wisconsin and Minnesota health officials released in 2017 showed 171 out of 233 workers tested had blood lead poisoning. In a statement, James Farkas, president of Fraser Industries, said they believe the settlement is in the best interest of all parties.
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