Deadly fall from container ship at the port of LA

Tragedy struck the Port of Los Angeles when a dock worker lost his life after falling approximately 15 meters from a container ship’s superstructure onto the deck below. Emergency responders from the Los Angeles Fire Department quickly arrived on the scene but were unable to resuscitate the man.

The incident occurred at the APMT Pier 400 terminal, and while the vessel involved has not yet been identified, the United States Coast Guard has been informed, and the incident will be handed over to the Los Angeles Port Police.

At this time, the details surrounding the event are not clear, and it is unknown what caused the accident. The Los Angeles Fire Department has stated that no confined space rescue or physical extrication was required.

This tragic incident highlights the importance of safety at the Port of Los Angeles, and all efforts must be made to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the workers who keep this vital port running. The authorities will undoubtedly conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the accident and prevent similar incidents in the future.

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