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ALASKA FISHERMAN AIRLIFTED FROM F/V ALASKA DREAM

 An Alaska fisherman has suffered a serious hand injury working aboard the F/V ALASKA DREAM.  The 49 year old crewman was airlifted by the Coast Guard after suffering a serious finger injury.  The risk of infection required fast medical attention.  The incident happened southwest of Kodiak Alaska.  No further details of the injury are currently available.  Crewmen working aboard Alaska commercial fishing boats frequently suffer serious hand and finger injuries.  Proper safety guards and procedures can prevent many of these type of injuries from happening.