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Worker killed at Maritime Link project remembered as great guy

Phil Parsons died in a work related accident near Stephenville Crossing on Monday.
Phil Parsons died in a work related accident near Stephenville Crossing on Monday.

STEPHENVILLE, N.L. — A man who died in an industrial accident at the Maritime Link project near Stephenville Crossing on Monday is being remembered by friends online as a great guy.

Phil Parsons, 30, of Stephenville died Monday at the project's Indian Head Grounding site where he was employed by a contractor doing work for Emera.

RCMP were on the scene Monday evening and stayed overnight and were still there late morning while Service NL’s Occupational Health and Safety officers were conducting an investigation.

Friends of Parsons are remembering him by sharing photos and stories online.

Jeff Myrick, a spokesperson for Emera, said today the company is focusing on supporting the worker's family and co-workers during this difficult time.

Grief counsellors were called in to assist everyone involved and Myrick said their thoughts remain with the worker's family and colleagues.

Phil Parsons, 30, of Stephenville died Monday at the project's Indian Head Grounding site where he was employed by a contractor doing work for Emera.

RCMP were on the scene Monday evening and stayed overnight and were still there late morning while Service NL’s Occupational Health and Safety officers were conducting an investigation.

Friends of Parsons are remembering him by sharing photos and stories online.

Jeff Myrick, a spokesperson for Emera, said today the company is focusing on supporting the worker's family and co-workers during this difficult time.

Grief counsellors were called in to assist everyone involved and Myrick said their thoughts remain with the worker's family and colleagues.

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