A worker lost his life at a port in south Philadelphia today when a shipping container fell onto his pickup truck.
Top Pick Knocks Over Stack Of Shipping Containers, Killing One
The incident happened around noon at the Packer Marine Terminal. According to a representative from the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, a top pick accidentally knocked a shipping container from a stack of containers, causing it to fall on the pickup.
“As far as we know, it sounds like a stack of containers was unfortunately knocked over by a piece of yard equipment and one landed on a truck containing the deceased,” said Greg Iannarelli, chief counsel for the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority.
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The 52 year old worker was pronounced dead at the scene around 12:30 p.m.
Though they have declined to release the worker’s name, port officials say that the man was a 20 year employee.
The incident is still under investigation.