Man dies in fall aboard boxship in Port of Los Angeles

(SAN PEDRO, Calif.) — A man died after falling about 50 feet from the superstructure of a containership Wednesday afternoon at the Port of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.

Fire department personnel responded to South Navy Way on Terminal Island at about 4:45 p.m. When they arrived on the scene, they found that the victim had been fatally injured when striking containers on the ship’s deck.

“Firefighters/paramedics initiated resuscitative measures, but sadly, the man was beyond medical help,” the fire department said on its website. “Crews determined him to be dead on scene. The details surrounding the event are currently unclear.”

The Los Angeles Port Police will be investigating the incident and the U.S. Coast Guard has been notified. The name of the ship was not disclosed.

Port of Los Angeles photo


By Rich Miller