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Port Everglades firm fined after fatal cargo ship accident

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OSHA has fined Florida Transportation Services more than $88,000 for safety violations that killed three workers in May 2007.

James Cason, Rene Dutertre and Hayman Sooknanan suffocated after inhaling argon gas that leaked from the cargo hold of a ship berthed at Port Everglades.

OSHA fined the company $63,000 for a willful failure to train employees in hazardous gas detection. It tacked on more fines for other violations, including a lack of alarm systems and inadequate evacuation procedures.

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