A worker at the Port of Oakland was killed in a slip and fall accident on March 31.
Longshoreman Killed in Fall at Port of Oakland
Last Updated: 7/13/2020
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A longshore worker was killed in a fall at the Port of Oakland in the early hours of Tuesday, March 31.
The accident happened between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. on a freighter that was being unloaded at a port close to Berth 58. According to the authorities, the worker appeared to be trying to secure a container on the ship when he slipped and fell down to the dock and then into the water.
The Coast Guard and Oakland firefighters and police responded to the scene. Firefighters retrieved the man’s body from the water and he was declared dead at the scene. No other details about the victim have been released.
The Coast Guard and Cal-OSHA will be investigating the man’s death.